Composting 101 – March Nature Nut Series

Join us in-person or adventure on your own, with family or friends as you become an O’Brien County Conservation Nature Nut. March’s topic is Composting 101. Thursday, March 25 @ 6:30 p.m. Prairie Heritage Center During this program you will learn the ins and outs of composting, get plans on how to build your own…

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Spring Newsletter Now Available!

Follow this link to check out what’s happening at the O’Brien County Conservation Board! Little Sioux Wanderings Spring 2021 Newsletter We hope to see you soon at the parks and Prairie Heritage Center.

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Bald Eagle Watch: March 20, 2021

Join us at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, March 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate our national bird. This is a come-and-go event where we will enjoy watching birds, have activities set-up for all ages, and learn more about these amazing birds. At 11:00 a.m. Shelby County and Iowa Department of…

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2021 Nature Nuts Series

Join us in-person or adventure on your own, with family or friends as you become an O’Brien County Conservation Nature Nut this year! Once a month we will explore a different topic guided by the naturalist that will be hosted in person as well as have a virtual option. These programs will be hosted each…

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2021 Winter Library Series

Mark your calendar for the upcoming dates at the library closest to you! The O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to partner with area libraries to offer a naturalist led program in January, February, and March. Programs will be 45 minutes long, with time for questions. Good for all ages! Join us at the following…

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Virtual Nature Conservation Book Club

Reading can take you on adventures to different places, cultivate new hobbies, and expand your knowledge. New for 2021, O’Brien County Conservation Board and the Hartley Library are proud to offer a virtual book club that will focus on nature and conservation. A variety of books, both non-fiction and fiction, have been chosen to discuss…

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Welcome Abbie Parker, O’Brien County Naturalist!

The O’Brien County Conservation Board is excited to announce that Abbie Parker has joined our team!  Abbie began serving as the O’Brien County Naturalist on December 1.  She is looking forward to providing programming and educational opportunities for the citizens and visitors of O’Brien County to enjoy.  Please find her introduction letter and contact information…

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Working Document Regarding Multiple Usage Areas

At the O’Brien County Conservation Board meeting held on November 11, 2020, the public was informed by the board chairman that information regarding multiple usage areas in neighboring counties is being gathered for the board to review. Click here to see the working document containing some research that has been gathered thus far: Notes on…

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Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Prairie Heritage Center

We are taking extra precautions at the Prairie Heritage Center to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe.  Here is what visitors can expect at this time. If you are sick, please do not visit at this time. Please maintain a 6 foot distance between yourself and others at all times.…

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