Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in O’Brien County

Emerald Ash Borer, which is an invasive wood-boring insect from Asia that kills ash trees, has now been confirmed in O’Brien County. Samples from ash trees were taken from rural Paullina earlier this month and officials with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) confirmed that the samples were positive for Emerald Ash…

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Bald Eagle Presentation – CANCELED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bald Eagle presentation on Saturday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m. has been canceled.  We hope to reschedule this program for later this spring. Stay tuned and watch out social media and website for updates on date and time. SOAR which stands for Saving Our Avian Resources is an organization dedicated…

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Bald Eagle Watch – Weather Update

Due to weather the Bald Eagle Watch has had a change in the schedule for the program. Kay Neumann, the Executive Director from SOAR, will now speak on Saturday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m. instead of March 5th. We invite visitors to still visit the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m.…

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Winter Funderland Schedule

Winter Funderland Schedule of Events February 5, 2022 | Mill Creek Park | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Activities Outside 2:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Bonfire with S’mores Ice Bowling 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ice Fishing Snowshoeing 3:00 p.m. Human Dog Sled Races – Teams must register by 2:30 p.m. to participate 5:00…

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Holiday Hours

The Prairie Heritage Center is a great place to visit during winter break. There is so much to do for people of all ages! Enjoy holiday crafts that are set up in the conference room, grab a bird id book from the free little library and go bird watching, check out all the great displays,…

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2022 Winter Library Series

O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to partner with area libraries to offer a naturalist led program close to home during January, February, and March. Programs are 45 minutes long, with time for questions. The winter library series is great for all ages! Find a library close to home and check out each monthly topic.…

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Little Free Library Installed

The next time you visit the Prairie Heritage Center stop by and grab a book at the new Little Free Library! The library was set-up outside the nature center at the beginning of December and it is filled with nature themed books for people of all ages to enjoy. Do you want to learn more…

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Volunteer Christmas Tea POSTPONED

The Volunteer Christmas Tea scheduled for Friday, December 10th has been postponed due to the pending snow storm. Stay home, stay safe, and enjoy the first major snowfall of the season. Please watch for an announcement for a future time and date. Thank you!

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December OCCB Board Meeting – Date Change

The December OCCB Board Meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, December 8th has been rescheduled for Monday, December 13th. It will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center at 7:00 p.m. Click here to review the agenda for this meeting. 

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