Celebrate Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day is Tuesday, February 2nd. This celebration has European roots known as Candlemas Day, a Christian holiday. In Germany, according to folklore, if a hedgehog saw it’s shadow on Candlemas Day there would be a second winter or six more weeks of bad weather. When German’s began to settle in the United States, their…

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Volunteer Thank you Event

Thank you for being a great volunteer! Please join us for a come & go event where we can say thank you for all your help. You’ll also get an update on O’Brien County Conservation Board upcoming events and meet the new naturalist, Abbie Parker. Volunteers current, past, and future are invited to join us…

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Moon Adventure Game

Join us at the Prairie Heritage Center on Friday, February 19 for an interactive, hands-on collaborative game built for families or groups ages 7-adult about living and working on the Moon. The Moon Adventure Game, from the NISE Network, is a fictional story grounded in actual NASA science and research about what people in the…

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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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OCCB Seeks Applicants for Director Position

The O’Brien County Conservation Board is hiring a Director that is under the supervision of the O’Brien County Conservation Board members, serves as the chief executive officer, and is responsible to plan, coordinate, direct, and oversee all aspects of the County Conservation Board program and department.  The Director oversees the administration of the Conservation Board…

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Veteran’s Day

The Prairie Heritage Center will be closed during regular visiting hours on Wednesday, November 11 to celebrate Veteran’s Day. The O’Brien County Conservation Board’s regular monthly meeting will still be held here at the center on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Thank you to all of the military personnel who protect and serve our great…

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