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!
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
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
The Youth Pheasant Hunt event that was scheduled for October 24, 2020 has been cancelled.
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 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!