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!

3D Archery Shoot at Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center

The Conservation Board has added an exciting new event this year! A 3D archery shoot will be held at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center on Saturday, AUGUST 31. A walking range with 3D targets will be laid out throughout the west portion of the property offering an excellent opportunity to come out and test your skills.  This event is open to seasoned archers 14 years of age and up with a valid hunter safety card. Participants may sign

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run

Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 10, 2019 Registration from 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration Fee: $25.00 Race is sponsored by the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association.  Registration and t-shirt pickup for the race will take place at the Prairie Heritage Center from 6:30 until 7:15.  Pre-registration is encouraged. The race will be run on the trails around the Prairie Heritage Center and on adjacent property.  Be prepared for uneven surfaces. Awards will

We are Looking for a Used Refrigerator!

Do you have a used refrigerator in good working condition that you would be willing to donate or sell at a reduced price?  The O’Brien County Conservation Board is in need of a refrigerator to keep at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center to use during camps and programs for which food is provided.  Please call our office at (712) 295-7200 if you can help us find one!

The John F. Muller Memorial Shelter House project on Scout Island has been completed!

The O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to announce the opening of a new shelter on Scout Island at Mill Creek Park in Paullina.  The John F. Muller family of Paullina generously donated funds to renovate this shelter area frequently used by the Scouts for primitive camping outings during the summer months.  We are sincerely grateful for their contribution!  Mr. Muller was a valued member of the Paullina community serving as a City Council member, participating in Chamber of Commerce

Christmas in July at Dog Creek Park

Get ready to experience Christmas in July at Dog Creek Park! Join the fun on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Decorate your campsite with a Christmas theme for a chance to WIN a coupon book with 10 nights of camping coupons for Dog Creek Park! An impartial juror will select the campsite with the most festive decorations – the public is invited to come out and enjoy the sights, as well!  

There are still spots available for the 2019 Outdoor Quest event!

Register now for the best overnight camp of the summer!  There are still spots available! Youths ages 11 through 15 can experience an outdoor adventure sponsored by the O’Brien County Conservation Board, O’Brien County Pheasants Forever, and Jim Johnson at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center and Dog Creek Park. Monday, July 29 will include learning activities about hunting, trapping, bird identification, and dog training.  The events will extend into the evening with lessons on Dutch Oven cooking, water

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