Come Visit the Prairie Heritage Center

Stop and visit the Prairie Heritage Center. We offer information about the History of O’Brien County, Prairie animals and hands-on youth activities. Our center is open Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 1:00-4:00pm. You are more than welcome to walk the trails and see the Bison at anytime during the day. Trails are mowed and a…

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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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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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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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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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Grain Bin Cabins Featured on Sioux City News

Check it out!  One of our favorite projects was featured on the Sioux City news yesterday.  Follow this link to watch: https://siouxlandnews.com/sunrise/proud-to-be-a-hometown-farmer/hometown-farmer-grain-bin-cabins-at-dog-creek-park Proud of all that we provide for the citizens and visitors of O’Brien County!  

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