The O’Brien County Conservation Board invites you to join us for an OPEN HOUSE at the CROSBIE WILDLIFE & NATURE YOUTH CENTER! The event will be held on Thursday, August 23 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Hot dogs will be served hot off the grill, and youth ages 12 to 15 can experience the shooting ranges under the guidance of our park rangers. Don’t miss this chance to check out one of O’Brien County’s best youth outdoor recreation
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Take time this summer to visit 19 of the 26 areas managed by the Conservation Board. You will find that there are some remarkable areas within our county! At each of these areas, you will find a code word attached to the back of the brown area sign. Write the code word in the chart found on the worksheet and return the completed form to the O’Brien County Conservation Board, 4931 Yellow Ave., Peterson, IA 51047. All persons returning their
Who’s ready to go CAMPING?! We are pleased to announce that ALL of our campgrounds will officially open this FRIDAY, APRIL 27. Get outside and enjoy the fabulous weather – what a great weekend it will be to kick off the 2018 season. We’ll see you at the parks!
A life-size mammoth statue has arrived at the Prairie Heritage Center! The latest addition to the O’Brien County Conservation Board’s nature center stands overlooking the prairie on the southwest side of the building. The mammoth was fabricated and installed by Port Neal Welding Company of Salix, Iowa. The project was funded by a grant from the O’Brien County Community Foundation and private donations. Be sure to stop by and check it out the next time you’re in the area!
The Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center is now welcoming youth hunters!
Check out these awesome aerial photographs taken recently of Dog Creek Park! Thank you Martin Tjossem for sending these pictures to us!
“Corn” and “Beans” are now welcoming campers! The O’Brien County Conservation Board is excited to announce that the new grain bin cabins at Dog Creek Park are now open and welcoming campers! Each cabin has six sets of queen sized beds that comfortably sleep twelve people. The cabins include electricity, microwave, standard sized refrigerator, stove, sink in kitchen, kitchen table with seating for six, couch, two arm chairs, TV with cable, heat, and air conditioning. The upper level includes 2
We are pleased to announce that the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association is part of Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice program. We are new to this program and have already benefitted by nearly $500 through the generosity of Thrivent members. By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members can recommend which nonprofit organizations they feel should receive charitable funding through Thrivent. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing to the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association. The funds that
Your Prairie Heritage Center provides environmental education as it relates to the prairie and our region, is striving to preserve and protect our prairie heritage, and encourages economic development with opportunities for recreation and historic exploration.
Mill Creek Park is one of the highlights of O’Brien County. The park offers a variety of activities for the whole family throughout the year! There is something for every outdoor lover at Mill Creek State Park including camping, swimming, hiking, a playground, electric boating, picnicking, and even cabin rentals. Fishing is also a popular activity, giving anglers a chance to catch largemouth bass, sunfish, channel catfish, crappie and yellow perch. Mill Creek Park is located just 1/2 mile east of