Snowshoe Making Workshop

Are you looking for a unique Christmas gift for yourself…or someone else?  The Conservation Board is again offering the opportunity to hand craft beautiful showshoes.  Several different styles will be offered including the traditional wood frames as well as the modern aluminum version. Few experiences can compare to stomping across freshly fallen snow on a pair of snowshoes.  This activity is an excellent way to relax and get exercise at the same time!  Hiking across the snow takes on a

David Thoreson at the Prairie Heritage Center October 25

Come to hear about a wild adventure!  The O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to host Humanities Iowa speaker, David Thoreson, for a presentation on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Prairie Heritage Center.   David is a professional photographer, sailor and explorer who has logged over 70,000 ocean miles.  He has twice sailed the Arctic’s Northwest Passage.  David provides an inspiring story of adventure and an eye-witness account of the climate change impact to sensitive polar and

Thrivent Financial

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.

Women’s Night Out

Ladies, grab a friend and come out to learn new skills, relax in the outdoors, make new friends and spend time with companions. The event begins at 5:30 on Friday, September 28 and will conclude at 11:30 on Saturday, September 29.  Throughout the time together, women will learn skills such as fire starting, Dutch oven cooking, finding your way with compass and GPS, crafting, star gazing, hiking and more! The adventure will take place at the grain bin cabins at

Historical Fall Fest

The keening cry of a red-tail hawk…the amber grass waving in the air…the smell of wildflowers and earth…Fall is fantastic on the prairie.  What better way to enjoy it than from the perspective of the pioneers? The O’Brien County Conservation Board is offering an opportunity to step back in time with the Historical Fall Fest held on Saturday, September 22 at the Prairie Heritage Center.  Spend an afternoon on the prairie enjoying pioneer games and crafts.  Step aboard the horse-drawn

Women in the Outdoors Event

Women, are you interested in learning new outdoor activities in a supportive environment?  A full slate of activities is on tap for this year’s Women in the Outdoors Event sponsored by the National Turkey Federation and the Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, and Sioux County Conservation Boards. Make a feast in a Dutch oven!  Learn about the process of dying with natural items, experiment with the process, and even take home a sample of your work.  Take aim with a cross bow. 

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