Family Fall Fest 2022

Costumes are encouraged as youth make their way through Mill Creek Campground Trick or Treating on October 8. The Family Fall Fest starts at 5:30pm. Activities at the Mill Creek Lodge will include pumpkin painting, spooky ring toss, games and crafts. Presented by The O’Brien County Conservation Board.

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Youth Pheasant Hunt

The Youth Pheasant hunt is scheduled for October 15, 2022 at Crosbie Wildlife & Youth Nature Education Center located at 4270 Roosevelt Ave Paullina, IA. Youth ages 12-15 are welcome to sign up by calling 712-295-7200. Safety Training, Trap Shooting and a live pheasant hunt with lunch included at the event for no cost! Sponsors…

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Bald Eagle Presentation

Bald Eagle Presentation is Saturday October 15, 2022 starting at 2:00pm. Kay Newman from Saving our avian resources S.O.A.R will have a live Bald Eagle at the Presentation. Prairie Heritage Center 4931 Yellow Ave Peterson, IA 712-295-7200

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Little Sioux Wanderings

Check out the latest newsletter for all summer and fall events. This newsletter is produced in partnership with the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association and O’Brien County Conservation Board. If you would like to receive the Wanderings by mail send mailing address to occb@obriencounty.iowa.gov. Summer.Winter 2022 Newsletter

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Free Little Library

The next time you visit Mill Creek Park stop by and grab a book at the new Little Free Library! The library was set-up by the lake  at the beginning of July and it is filled with  books for people of all ages to enjoy. Do you want to learn more about how to identify…

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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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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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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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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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