The Dan & Jean Struve Charitable Fund and Charitable Endowment Benefiting Prairie Heritage Center

O’Brien County Conservation Board on behalf of The Prairie Heritage Center announced on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 a generous donation from Gregg Daniel Struve. Mr. Struve recently introduced The Dan and Jean Struve Charitable Fund Benefiting Prairie Heritage Center and The Dan and Jean Struve Charitable Endowment Benefiting Prairie Heritage Center. Mr. Struve established both,…

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Charitable Gift Announcement

You’re invited to celebrate with us the announcement of a Charitable Gift to the Prairie Heritage Center on Tuesday, June 29th at 1:00 p.m. This generous donation will allow for the O’Brien County Conservation Board to take an already amazing environmental education facility full of engaging displays and opportunities to view wildlife to the next…

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Can You Canoe (or Kayak)? Paddling Adventure

Let’s hit the water at Mill Creek Park for this month’s Nature Nut series. Participants will learn paddling skills and get to try out canoes and kayaks. Be prepared to have fun (and maybe get wet) on Tuesday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m.  This program will be led by Naturalist, Abbie Parker, who is a…

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Prairie Heritage Center: Updated Hours

    The Prairie Heritage Center hours have changed due to a lack of volunteers to help on Sunday afternoons. Please note that hours at the Prairie Heritage Center will be Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday hours will resume when we have enough volunteers. If…

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Check out our new addition: Bison Calf

What an exciting week at the Prairie Heritage Center as a Bison calf was born! We believe it was born over the weekend as we discovered it on Monday, April 26th. It was a great way to start a Monday morning! Bison cows, the female, are able to start reproducing around 2-3 years of age.…

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Wings & Wetlands Festival

O’Brien County Conservation invites you to participate in the annual Wings & Wetlands Festival on Saturday, May 15th. It is a great opportunity to experience the wonders of birds and their habitats. Wings & Wetlands will be hosted at the Prairie Heritage Center and will have organized activities throughout the morning.  Many of the programs…

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Creating a Pollinator Haven

Pollinators are very important to the environment. They are just as important as sunlight, soil, and water as they create the reproductive success of over 75% of the world’s flowering plants. Pollinators are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food! Sometimes we just think of bees as the main pollinator, but…

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Earth Day 2021

EARTH DAY HISTORY: Earth Day was created in 1970 and according to www.earthday.org it marks the “anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement”. Up to this point people were oblivious to how pollution and environmental concerns were impacting our day to day lives as well as our health and the health of the…

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