Congratulations to Marci Kreber of Paullina, winner of the drawing held at the O’Brien County Fair for a two night stay at the new grain bin cabins at Dog Creek Park. We had 239 people enter the drawing this year! Also, congratulations to Addyson Harper of Paullina for winning the drawing for the children’s toy. We loved seeing you all at the fair this week, thanks for visiting our booth….see you next year!
“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 and 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
Enjoy a river float! Hit the river for an adventure with four naturalists, an archaeologist, and a whole group of other outdoor recreation lovers! The Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay and O’Brien County Conservation Boards are partnering to provide this opportunity to paddle the little Sioux River on August 4th, 2017. Enjoy a leisurely float down the river while stopping at various sandbars along the way. Megan Stroh, the Sanford Museum Archaeologist, will be sharing her expertise about local history and
Join us for a Bison Burger Picnic & Lawn Concert! Enjoy bison burgers complete with all of the picnic trimmings, and check out the new additions to the center. Bring your lawn chair for an outdoor concert with music by Bill Carpenter and Mel Kimblad! Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Prairie Heritage Center Tickets: $10.00 – adult / $5.00 ages 5-8 / Free – under age 5 Family discount available Advance tickets available from the O’Brien
Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 12, 2017 Registration and t-shirt pickup for the race will take place at the Prairie Heritage Center from 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Race begins at 7:30 a.m and will be run on the trails around the center and on adjacent property Registration fee: $25 – T-shirt included Pre-registration is encouraged Awards will be given to the first place finisher in each age group (13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60
Sara Dykman is a scientist on a 10,000 mile bicycling journey following the monarch butterfly migratory route. Sara will be at the Prairie Heritage Center on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m. Find out what it is like to “ButterBike with Butterflies!” See Sara’s biking gear, hear her travel tales, learn about the monarch migration. Meet a living example of what it means to follow your dreams and take care of the planet.
Larry Stone, Iowa author, will present the Legacy of Iowa’s Bird Lady at the Prairie Heritage Center on Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m. Listen to the fascinating story of Gladys Black. Hear how this dynamic lady introduced thousands of people to the wonder of birds!
2017 Spring Turkey Seasons Youth (Gun/Bow): Apr 8 – 16 Season 1 (Gun/Bow): Apr 17 – 20 Season 2 (Gun/Bow): Apr 21 – 25 Season 3 (Gun/Bow): Apr 26 – May 2 Season 4 (Gun/Bow): May 3 – 21 Resident Archery: Apr 17 – May 21 Hunters may purchase up to two spring turkey tags — at least one of the two tags must be for the fourth season (May 3-21).
Help us celebrate Earth Day! Gather your friends and join us for a fun night of painting. There will be a brief presentation before the event to celebrate Earth Day! You must register for this event with Creative Spirits, 712-336-8186, the cost is $35.00.
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