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 Horseback Riding Updated 11-18-20 Photo credit: Rosalind Geels

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. Only 8 people may be in the center at one time. Masks are required. The upper rotunda is open for walk through visits only –

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 staff.  The Director manages all property in the conservation system, according to Iowa Code Chapter 350.  The Board prefers that the Director serves as a

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 country!

Trail Improvement at Mill Creek Park Honors Brasser

The surface of the Red Trail at Mill Creek Park has been improved.  The Red Trail is the one-mile trail around the main lake in Mill Creek Park east of Paullina.  It is part of the Mill Creek Herbert Hoover Trail System. More than 3/8 of the trail is made up of preexisting roadway in the park.  A new layer of gravel has been applied to the rest of the trail.  Park staff members and equipment prepared the ground and

25 Areas to Explore!

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!

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