Posts by kiley

Phonebook listing incorrect

We apologize that our phone number and address were listed incorrectly in the Northwest Iowa Regional Directory phone book that just came out. It has been cleared up with the company.Our address is 2279 170th St., Okoboji, IA 51355.Our phone number is 712-336-6352.

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Calling all kids! Camp Aug. 18

You’re surrounded by a playground — nature’s playground. Children going into first and second grade are invited to participate in a day camp teaching them all the fun activities to do in Nature’s Playground 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. Kids will check out native plants in…

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Lisa Laird to perform at festival

Puppeteer Lisa Laird will bring a new show to the Dickinson County Nature Center during the Bee & Butterfly Festival Friday, Sept. 5. The Orange City puppeteer is working on a special show about butterflies and insects that will feature four of her puppets — Lily the princess, Jemimah the dinosaur, Shiloh the rabbit and…

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We want your opinion!

The Dickinson County Conservation Board is seeking input from the public about county parks, wildlife areas and nature programs. As part of a Dickinson County Conservation planning process, residents are invited to share their thoughts and suggestions on current and potential county conservation facilities and programming by filling out an online survey (Click Here), which will be…

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Watercolor workshop with Anita “Katie” Plucker

Local artist Anita “Katie” Plucker will host a watercolor workshop Aug. 13-15 at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. The intermediate-level workshop for those with watercolor experience will be held 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 13-15 and costs $155. Plucker will review necessary watercolor supplies — valuable information for all levels of experienced painters and…

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Tuesday Night Science cancelled July 29

“Why Should You Do Native Landscaping?” with urban conservationist Derek Namanny has been cancelled for Tuesday, July 29. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope you join us for the next program, “Perseids Meteor/Summer Constellations,” 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. For questions, please call 712-336-6352 or e-mail…

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Soil is your friend

It’s time to get a little dirty. Dickinson County Conservation Board naturalist Karess Knudtson will lead a soil painting workshop 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Wildwood Nature Preserve in Spirit Lake. She will discuss the importance of soil health and will help participants explore different types of soil. Then everyone will delve into creative…

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From the toilet to the plant…

When you flush your toilet, what happens to everything that goes down the drain? It eventually ends up at the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Facility in Milford. You can see exactly what happens there during a plant tour Tuesday, July 15. Meet at 6 p.m. at the Dickinson County Nature Center in…

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Osprey banding Monday, July 14

You’ve seen the Okoboji osprey through binoculars and via web cam, but now you can see them up close. Come to the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji 2:15 p.m. Monday, July 14, as we bring the osprey chicks inside and tag them, weather-permitting. Dr. Ross Dirks of the Dickinson County Animal Clinic will do…

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