With gratefulness for the generosity of the family of Delmer “Gene” Fulk, there has been an exciting addition to the platform at the Prairie Heritage Center. Observation binoculars have been placed on the top deck of the platform. Many thanks to the Delmer “Gene” Fulk family for making this possible!
We are sad to announce that our trick-or-treat at the parks event has be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it is one of our favorite events, we are most concerned with the health and well being of our community and our visitors. Thank you for understanding…we look forward to trick-or-treating in the parks in 2021!
Did you know that the Conservation Board manages 25 different areas?! We are glad to be able to provide the citizens and visitors of O’Brien County with the opportunity to visit each one of these locations and enjoy time spent outside. Check out our Annual Report and brochures for more information!
Come try out some “Minute to Win It” games at Dog Creek Park this weekend! Enjoy an afternoon outside and see if you can complete a variety of challenges in under one minute. Meet at the host’s camper on the north side of Dog Creek Park this Saturday, September 5. The games will begin at 1:00 p.m….good luck!
O’Brien County will be offering a bounty of $35.00 per tail for beavers taken during the 2020 – 2021 trapping season. The maximum that will be paid out is $5,000.00. Beavers will be accepted at the Mill Creek Park Conservation Board Shop, 5660 460th St., Paullina on Mondays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. The first Monday that you may bring them to the shop is November 9, 2020. Here are the guidelines: Beaver(s) must be taken in O’Brien County between
An exciting opportunity for youth to get involved in outdoor activities will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The O’Brien County Conservation Board is partnering with Mark’s Pump Sales & Service and the O’Brien County Sportsmen’s Club to host a Youth Pheasant Hunt at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center. Participants will arrive at 4270 Roosevelt Avenue at 8:00 a.m. on October 24. The warm up trap shoot will begin at 8:30 a.m. Mentors will then take youth
Join our campground host LuCinda Siekman at Dog Creek Park this Saturday, August 15 for another fun afternoon! Meet at the host’s camper on the north side of the park at 1:00 p.m. and test your creativity painting your own pet rock. We will provide the supplies, you provide your imagination! A scavenger hunt with prizes will also be available for those who wish to participate.
The O’Brien County Conservation Board is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a full-time naturalist. This is a fantastic opportunity to oversee and expand upon a well-established Environmental Education program and to be involved with fundraising efforts, event planning, and more. Click here for a detailed job description:Naturalist Job Description Applications will be accepted through September 14, 2020. Please send a resume and cover letter to the O’Brien County Conservation Board at 4931 Yellow Avenue, Peterson, IA
The O’Brien County Conservation Board will be holding a hunter safety field day on September 12, 2020 at the Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center. Visit https://register-ed.com/events/view/161776 to register for this course!
The O’Brien County Conservation Board would like to sincerely thank Amanda Monroe-Rubendall and UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s for their very generous donation of life jackets and a life jacket stand for Mill Creek Park! Paullina Building Center donated the lumber used to build the stand. These life jackets will be kept near the beach area and can be used by the public at any time. Borrow a life jacket and return it when you are done!