Strap on your snowshoes or boots – depending on the ground cover – and enjoy a stroll through the crisp winter evening air. The O’Brien County Conservation Board is holding a Full Moon Hike on Tuesday, February 19. Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center at 6:30 p.m. for a hike along the path. The full moon should be rising, stars should be crisp in the dark sky, and often the sounds of coyotes and owls fill the air. Dress in
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The annual Bald Eagle Watch will be held on Saturday, March 2 at the Prairie Heritage Center. This event is a come-and-go opportunity to observe eagles throughout the day. The O’Brien County Naturalist and other volunteers will be on hand to help you spot and identify eagles. At 2:00 p.m., Iowa author/photographer, Ty Smedes, will be presenting information about raptors. Smedes photography and knowledge of birds makes this a presentation you won’t want to miss! There will also be hands
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.
The Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center is now welcoming youth hunters!
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