Celebrate our national bird with a come-and-go event. Dr. Ross Dierks will be providing a special presentation about falcons at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy watching the birds, taking part in activities, and celebrating raptors at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
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Douma Park Campground is slated to open for the season on Friday, April 24, 2020. The federal grant process can seem endless. In this case, it the wait was worth it. Douma Park looks like a whole new place! The restroom facility is a significant improvement. The family style shower rooms and flush toilets are a dramatic change and will be greatly appreciated by campers and day users of the park! The camping registration kiosk will also be located under
It is hard to believe that summer will soon be here! The behind the scenes work has begun in our office and maintenance shop. Our staff has started to prepare to offer the “best in class” service to our community and park patrons! With the additional camping sites available at Douma, there are nearly 100 choices of sites to stay at in the county! All of our campsites included 20/30/50 AMP service and water. Dog Creek South and Douma have
Mark the dates for the Winter Library Series! The Conservation Board is pleased to partner with local libraries to offer programming close to your home. During the months of January, February, and March, the naturalist will be presenting programs in each of the county libraries. JANUARY – Who’s Who? Start the year with a light-hearted look at animal adaptations. What makes an animal excellent at living in certain conditions? Can you recognize an animal by its teeth, tongue, or tail?
O’Brien County is offering a beaver tail bounty for beavers taken in O’Brien County between the dates of December 10, 2019 and April 15, 2020. The beavers will be accepted at the Mill Creek Park Conservation Board Shop, 5560 460th Street, Paullina on Mondays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. The trapper must have a valid Iowa Furbearer License and the tail must be attached to the beaver(s) when presented for bounty. A bounty of $35.00 will be paid per tail
Valero Renewable Fuels of Hartley Donates Refrigerator for the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center
We would like to thank VALERO RENEWABLE FUELS of Hartley, Iowa for their very generous donation of a full-size refrigerator! This donation will be used at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center and will greatly improve our ability to provide snacks, meals and drinks for youth camps and programs. Thank you for your help, we are so grateful!
The O’Brien County Conservation Board is migrating to a new email address! Please take a moment to update your records to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
The natural world is filled with color, shape and design. In 2019, the O’Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a monthly Nature’s Art Series to engage people of all ages in looking at nature through an artistic lens. Check our calendar for monthly events.
Check our calendar for conservation programs at your local library in January, February and March 2019.
Winter hours begin this weekend November 3. Visit us on Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:00 am-4:00 pm and on Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. during the months of November through April. Stop out when you are able. There is always something fun to do!