2021 Bison Stampede

The Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run will be run on Saturday, August 7 on the trails around the Prairie Heritage Center and on adjacent property. Be prepared for uneven surfaces. Participation in this event is at “your own risk”. After the race go for a cool down on the Storybook Walk. The 5K Trail Run…

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Mill Creek Park & Dog Creek Park Camping Coupons

The O’Brien County Conservation Board will no longer be selling camping coupon books at Mill Creek Park and Dog Creek Park as of July 15, 2021. If you purchased a camping coupon book this season they are still valid and will be honored till the expiration date listed on the coupons. Thank you!

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Prairie Heritage Center: Rotunda Exhibit Update

The Dan and Jean Struve Charitable Fund Benefiting the Prairie Heritage Center will provide funds to develop and enhance environmental and conservation education and is intended to be fully spent  on a major redesign of the main gallery at the Center over the next four years. A design charrette, led by design team Kraemer Design…

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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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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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McCormack Area will be Open to Equestrian Use beginning in May

The O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to announce that the McCormack Area will be open to horseback riding beginning May 17, 2021.  At the last regular meeting of the O’Brien County Conservation Board, horseback riding was named a designated use for that area. Here are the rules for riding:  Riding is allowed from the…

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Apply NOW for Summer Help Positions!

The O’Brien County Conservation Board is seeking applicants for part-time, summer employees to assist the rangers at our campgrounds and areas this season.  Job duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning restrooms, painting & staining, mowing & trimming, tree removal and garbage collection & disposal.  Must be 18 years of age to apply. Click…

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