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Register for the Run the Bend 5K

Welcome autumn with a beautiful cross country race through Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area during the second annual Run the Bend 5K. “Last year, it snowed during our November date, so we decided to move the hike earlier so we could embrace autumn a little more,” said Kiley Roth, community relations coordinator. “Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area…

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Lodge and shelter under construction in Kenue Park

Construction is progressing quickly on the new lodge and open-air shelter in Kenue Park in Okoboji. Asbestos was removed from the former County Home building previously on the site, and it was demolished in 2018. “We researched renovating the former County Home building, but it wasn’t financially responsible, so the Dickinson County Conservation Board decided…

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7 reasons why the IRVM program is important to Dickinson County

Iowa was one of the first states to establish an Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program. Since its inception in the 1970s, more than 50,000 acres of federal, state, county and city roadsides have been planted to native grasses and wildflowers. (Read about the state program here.) Dickinson County began its IRVM program in 2015, and…