Bring the family out to the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, July 20 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a come-and-go event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. A variety of hands-on activities will be available to explore different aspects of the moon.
The O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to announce the opening of a new shelter on Scout Island at Mill Creek Park in Paullina. The John F. Muller family of Paullina generously donated funds to renovate this shelter area frequently used by the Scouts for primitive camping outings during the summer months. We are sincerely grateful for their contribution! Mr. Muller was a valued member of the Paullina community serving as a City Council member, participating in Chamber of Commerce
Get ready to experience Christmas in July at Dog Creek Park! Join the fun on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Decorate your campsite with a Christmas theme for a chance to WIN a coupon book with 10 nights of camping coupons for Dog Creek Park! An impartial juror will select the campsite with the most festive decorations – the public is invited to come out and enjoy the sights, as well!
Register now for the best overnight camp of the summer! There are still spots available! Youths ages 11 through 15 can experience an outdoor adventure sponsored by the O’Brien County Conservation Board, O’Brien County Pheasants Forever, and Jim Johnson at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center and Dog Creek Park. Monday, July 29 will include learning activities about hunting, trapping, bird identification, and dog training. The events will extend into the evening with lessons on Dutch Oven cooking, water
On Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. William Clark from Iowa State University will be presenting a history of the cats of Iowa – both modern and prehistoric. This event will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center. Learn about conservation challenges and victories. There will be great pictures and hands-on items.
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The 3D archery shoot has been moved from June 22 to August 31, please make a note on your calendar! The Conservation Board has added an exciting new event this year! A 3D archery shoot will be held at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center on Saturday, August 31, 2019. A walking range with 3D targets will be laid out throughout the west portion of the property offering an excellent opportunity to come out and test your skills. This
Mill Creek Concessions at Mill Creek Park will soon be opening for the season! Be sure to stop by and enjoy something delicious off of their menu this summer.
As of May 13, 2019, Douma Park near Sanborn will be closed and construction will begin. We are very excited to get started on this project, watch our newsletter and website for updates as the work progresses!
Each year several northwest Iowa counties cooperate to celebrate the return of spring in Northwest Iowa. Over the years swan releases, bird hikes, canoe events, wildflower walks and more have engaged hundreds of Iowans in experiencing the wonders of birds and their habitats. In O’Brien County, our events will be held on Saturday, May 11. We would love to have you participate for a single event or for the full day! Begin your Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with a light