Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all playground equipment on O’Brien County Conservation Board areas is CLOSED and may not be used until further notice. Gatherings of 10 or more people are not permitted at any of our areas, and those visiting our areas must remain 6 feet apart from all others at all times.
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For the safety of the public, we are continuing to keep our doors closed to visitors until May 1, 2020. Staff will still be working on site and remotely and can be contacted by phone or email at (712) 295-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Public programs will be cancelled during this time. Camping as well as cabin and shelter reservations will also be suspended until May 1. Stay well!
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: email@example.com
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!
We are pleased to announce that the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association is part of Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice program. 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 have been received so far will be used to match the O’Brien County Community Foundation grant that we received.
Our campgrounds closed for the season on Monday, October 1, 2018. We are grateful to all of the patrons who visited our parks this summer! We had a great season! We hope that all of you had such a good time this summer that you are looking forward to next year already…we will open for the 2019 season on Saturday, April 27, 2019.