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Kayaking Adventures for teens and pre-teens

kiley : May 20, 2016 12:18 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Spending time on the water is the best part about summers in the Iowa Great Lakes area. Teens and pre-teens can learn a new way to enjoy the waves with the Kayaking Adventures day camps through the Dickinson County Conservation Board 8:30 a.m.-noon June 15-16 for ages 8-12 and 8:30 a.m.-noon ...
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Hike the Wild visits Little Sioux Savanna, Gull Point State Park, Abbie Gardner Cabin and more!

kiley : May 12, 2016 1:45 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
The Little Sioux Savanna doesn’t draw awe-inspired gasps from the parking lot, but walk a few hundred feet onto the property and the landscape opens up to smile-inducing beauty. Each month Dickinson County Conservation’s Hike the Wild program takes people to little-traversed public gems throughout the county, like the Little Sioux ...
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Spirit of Chautauqua concert coming to Iowa counties

kiley : May 12, 2016 8:45 am : Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
The “Spirit of Chautauqua” is a music tour coming to Iowa counties this summer. The name is a tribute to the lively Chautauqua festivals that brought a world of entertainment to Iowa communities a century ago. Brought to you by Will Schmitt and county conservation departments across the state, the tour will ...
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Learn how YOU can help water quality in your own backyard

kiley : May 5, 2016 9:24 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Clean water for the Iowa Great Lakes. We all want it. How do we get it? Come to the East Okoboji Beach work day 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and learn how rain gardens and swales assist in the water quality process. Dickinson County Conservation maintains the East Okoboji Beach subdivision rain gardens ...
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Little Jewels in the Timber: Wings and Wetlands Weekend feature warblers and owls

kiley : May 5, 2016 8:44 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Tennessee warblers, common yellowthroats, juvenile great-horned owls — Wings and Wetlands Weekend promises exciting bird sightings in Dickinson County. The 21st annual celebration, a joint effort among northwest Iowa conservation boards, will be held May 14-15 with two programs Saturday, May 14, hosted by the Dickinson County Conservation Board. The Warbler Walk ...
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DCCB helps to plan Prairie Lakes Conference

kiley : May 4, 2016 9:51 am : Events and Activities, General Information, mobile
Everything in the world is connected. A vibrant example of that connectivity is where prairie and lakes meet. A mutual admiration society, these two ecosystems affect each other and depend on each other in the Iowa Great Lakes area. That is why conservation professionals from throughout the region have banded together to ...
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