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Photo of an antique fishing lure called "Lazy Ike"

Calling all collectors!

kiley : February 12, 2016 8:39 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
Cardboard boxes. Steamer trunks. Plastic totes. Attics, basements, garages and closets are full of bins in which we collect items. Whether its stamps, crystal stemware or sea shells, most of us have a variety of collections that are hoarded somewhere in our homes or storage units. These are collections that we have ...
Photo of a hill with a dusting of snow

Horseshoe Bend tubing hill closed Feb. 13-14

kiley : February 12, 2016 8:00 am : Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
Most of the snow has blown off of the Horseshoe Bend tubing hill. With the poor snow conditions on the Horseshoe Bend tubing hill, the Winter Sports Area will be closed Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 13-14. We are sorry for an inconvenience this may cause. Regular tubing hill hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Prices for ...
Photo of a bend in the Little Sioux River

Horseshoe Bend turns 45 this year

kiley : February 3, 2016 11:49 am : General Information, Our Parks and Places
It has been 47 years since the Dickinson County Conservation Board began, and the organization quickly got to work. By 1971, conservation board leaders had entered an agreement to purchase a piece of property along 240th Street just south of the city of Milford. The area, dubbed Horseshoe Bend, was purchased ...
Acrylic painting of a blue heron

Birds, Bugs & Wetlands exhibit opens in February

kiley : January 29, 2016 10:18 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
As Marisa Sidles paddles her kayak, the nature around her fills her with artistic inspiration. “I get this up-close and personal view,” she said. Acrylic paintings of sloughs, found metal sculptures of insects, collages of birds — Sidles will display “Birds, Bugs and Wetlands” themed art in the eARTh exhibit area February-April ...
Graphic about Volunteer Appreciation Day Feb. 1

Volunteer Appreciation Day Feb. 1

kiley : January 26, 2016 10:39 am : Administrative, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places, Volunteers
Banner that says January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month

kiley : January 25, 2016 9:36 am : Administrative, Environmental Education, General Information
  Locks can’t protect you. Doors won’t keep it out. A killer may be sneaking into your home without you even knowing it. It’s radon. And it silently kills about 21,000 Americans every year. January is National Radon Action Month, and the Dickinson County Conservation Board encourages you to protect yourself and your ...
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