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2015 program schedule announced!

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From expanded summer day camps to Art & Nature classes to Hike the Wild, 2015 is going to be a fun and educational year for the Dickinson County Conservation Board and Nature Center. Check out all the programs and special events we have to offer!

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Hiring IRVM – Vegetation Specialist

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IRVM Vegetation Specialist $38,000-$42,000 Summary: The general implementation of activities associated with all aspects of vegetation management within county secondary road right-of-ways (ROW)/Dickinson County Conservation managed property.  Work activities focus on the continued maintenance and development of safe travel corridors for vehicles, biological management of desired vegetation types along those corridors and Dickinson County Conservation…

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Art & Nature series begins

Earth without art is just eh. Dickinson County Conservation environmental education coordinator Karess Knudtson certainly thinks so. An artist herself, Knudtson sees the profound impact when people realize the connection between art and nature. The conservation board is hoping to educate people on this connection through a new series called Art & Nature being implemented…

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Anita “Katie” Plucker exhibits opens

  Kayaking helps artist Anita “Katie” Plucker get close to nature. “It gives me a chance to get really close up,” she said. “I can see things in my kayak a lot better than I can from a regular boat or from the shoreline.” You can see how inspired Plucker is by nature in her…

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National Radon Action Month program postponed

Do you think you don’t have to worry about lung cancer since you don’t smoke? Think again. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in the United States, killing about 21,000 Americans each year. January is National Radon Action Month, and the Dickinson County Conservation Board is encouraging you to protect…

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Winter Geocaching at Horseshoe Bend Dec. 31

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“Just because the temperatures have dropped and it’s snowing doesn’t mean we have to put the GPS units away,” said environmental education coordinator Karess Knudtson. So get out your smartphone or register to borrow one of the conservation board’s GPS units and go geocaching 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area in…

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Winter Solstice hike Dec. 23

Jack Frost is active this time of year, but just bundle up and you can still have plenty of fun outdoors. Join the Dickinson County Conservation Board in an upcoming outdoor activities and see just where the Great Outdoors got its name, even in the chilly wintertime. Naturalist Charles Vigdal will lead the annual Winter Solstice…

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Ice Bowl disc golf registration due Jan. 2

“No whimps, no whiners.” That’s the motto of the international Ice Bowl disc golf tournament, and only tough cookies will be accepted at the Siouxland Disc Golf Ice Bowl with tee off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, a part of the University of Okoboji Winter Games. The Siouxland Disc Golf Ice Bowl will be…

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