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Beaver Bounty 2021-2022

  O’Brien County will be offering a bounty of $35.00 per tail for beavers taken during the 2021 – 2022 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…

Youth Pheasant Hunt

The Youth Pheasant Hunt will be on Saturday, October 23 at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. Participants must be between the ages of 12-15 years old. Registration is limited to 20 participants. The warm-up trap shoot begins at 8:30 a.m. Adult mentors will then take youth on a one-on-one…

Trick-or-Treat at Mill Creek

O’Brien County Conservation Board invites all you trick-or-treaters to Mill Creek Park on Saturday, October 2nd for a ghoulish night of fun!  To help make this night get into the Halloween spirit campers will be offered free camping on Saturday, October 2nd in exchange for decorating their campsite and handing out goodies that evening. Trick-or-Treaters…

Upcoming September Programs

  It’s September! While it’s hard to believe that summer is drawing to an end the crisp, fall-like mornings are more than welcome after such a hot summer. This month O’Brien County Conservation is offering some great programs and we hope that you will join for one or all of them. Grab your calendar, hit…

The Prairie Heritage Center is Currently Closed

The Prairie Heritage Center is currently closed. It will be closed from Wednesday, August 18th till Monday, August 23rd. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Center will be back open on Monday, August 23rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The outdoor trails and exhibits are still available. Please explore the brand new Experience trail,…

2021 Bison Burger Picnic and Lawn Concert

  Due to COVID-19 Precautions this event will be held all outside. There will be no indoor seating and the Prairie Heritage Center will be closed during the event.  Grab your lawn chair and join us at the Prairie Heritage Center for the annual Bison Burger Picnic and Lawn Concert on Tuesday, August 17th. It…

2021 Bison Stampede

The Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run will be run on Saturday, August 7 on the trails around the Prairie Heritage Center and on adjacent property. Be prepared for uneven surfaces. Participation in this event is at “your own risk”. After the race go for a cool down on the Storybook Walk. The 5K Trail Run…

Mill Creek Park & Dog Creek Park Camping Coupons

The O’Brien County Conservation Board will no longer be selling camping coupon books at Mill Creek Park and Dog Creek Park as of July 15, 2021. If you purchased a camping coupon book this season they are still valid and will be honored till the expiration date listed on the coupons. Thank you!

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…

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,…

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…

Can You Canoe (or Kayak)? Paddling Adventure

Let’s hit the water at Mill Creek Park for this month’s Nature Nut series. Participants will learn paddling skills and get to try out canoes and kayaks. Be prepared to have fun (and maybe get wet) on Tuesday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m.  This program will be led by Naturalist, Abbie Parker, who is a…