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Douma Park Campground Renovations Complete

The long-awaited opening of Douma Park has finally arrived!  The park rangers and contractors have done an amazing job on the upgrade.  Visitors will hardly believe that it is the same park! The shower facility is an outstanding addition to the park.  This amenity alone will transform the park into a modern, attractive location.  Be…

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O’Brien County Beaver Tail Bounty

O’Brien County is offering a beaver tail bounty for beavers taken in O’Brien County between the dates of December 10, 2019 and April 15, 2020.  The beavers will be accepted at the Mill Creek Park Conservation Board Shop, 5560 460th Street, Paullina on Mondays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. The trapper must have a valid…

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Valero Renewable Fuels of Hartley Donates Refrigerator for the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center

We would like to thank VALERO RENEWABLE FUELS of Hartley, Iowa for their very generous donation of a full-size refrigerator! This donation will be used at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center and will greatly improve our ability to provide snacks, meals and drinks for youth camps and programs. Thank you for your help,…

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We have a NEW email address!

The O’Brien County Conservation Board is migrating to a new email address!  Please take a moment to update your records to the following:  occb@obriencounty.org

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Nature’s Art Series 2019

The natural world is filled with color, shape and design. In 2019, the O’Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a monthly Nature’s Art Series to engage people of all ages in looking at nature through an artistic lens. Check our calendar for monthly events.

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Winter Library Series

Check our calendar for conservation programs at your local library in January, February and March 2019.

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Winter Hours

Winter hours begin this weekend November 3.  Visit us on Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:00 am-4:00 pm and on Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. during the months of November through April. Stop out when you are able. There is always something fun to do!

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Thrivent Financial

We are pleased to announce that the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association is part of Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice program.  By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members can recommend which nonprofit organizations they feel should receive charitable funding through Thrivent. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing to the Little Sioux…

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Campgrounds Closed October 1, 2018

Our campgrounds closed for the season on Monday, October 1, 2018.  We are grateful to all of the patrons who visited our parks this summer!  We had a great season! We hope that all of you had such a good time this summer that you are looking forward to next year already…we will open for…

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Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center Welcomes Youth Hunters!

The Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center is now welcoming youth hunters!                                                                                        …

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Welcome to Prairie Heritage Center

Your Prairie Heritage Center provides environmental education as it relates to the prairie and our region, is striving to preserve and protect our prairie heritage, and encourages economic development with opportunities for recreation and historic exploration.

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Mill Creek Park

Mill Creek Park is one of the highlights of O’Brien County.  The park offers a variety of activities for the whole family throughout the year! There is something for every outdoor lover at Mill Creek State Park including camping, swimming, hiking, a playground, electric boating, picnicking, and even cabin rentals. Fishing is also a popular activity,…