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!
Job Opening – O’Brien County Conservation Board is seeking an Education Center Receptionist. This position is full-time, it includes general office work and front-line customer service. Salary will be $28,000 + benefits. Send cover letter and resume to – O’Brien County Conservation Board 4931 Yellow Ave. Peterson, IA 51047 for more information call us at 712-295-7200. Deadline for resumes is May 8, 2017.
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
You won’t want to miss this annual festival! Enjoy watching eagles from the comfort of the center. There will be a special presentation by Ty Smedes featuring his latest book, “Iowa’s Wild Beauty” at 2:00 pm.
Fall is a spectacular time of year to visit the Prairie Heritage Center, join us for our annual Historical Fall Fest September 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Savor the colors of fall and explore our historical heritage. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, fresh apple cider, games, crafts and more. This year there will be additional opportunities to help the center celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Prairie Heritage Center.
Soon you will be seeing a floating island near the newest fishing jetty at the southwest corner of Mill Creek Lake. The island will aid fish habitat by providing an area for smaller fish to congregate in the shade and root mass under the island. This will bring larger predatory fish such as bass close to the island and also close the fishing jetty.