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December 9 wood craft

Wood Cookie Ornaments

December 9, 2022. Come to the Prairie Heritage Center to create a wood cookie ornament. Decorate a slice of wood and join in the fun as we make a winter craft. All ages are welcome.

Owl Prowl 2022

Owl Prowl

December 15, 2022 at Mill Creek Park. Meet at the lodge and take a hike to see what you can hear from the owls. All ages are welcome.

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Home School Nature Programs

More information can be found on the Programs Page.

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.

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…

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

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

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…

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…