Natural Resource Aide seasonal employment available

The Dickinson County Conservation Board is looking to hire four seasonal natural resource aides for the summer of 2018. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for those looking to get their foot in the door in the conservation field. Gain experience in ecosystems management, integrated roadside vegetation management, trails maintenance, and park maintenance. Natural Resource…

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Noxious weed announcement

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YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DESTROY NOXIOUS WEEDS ON YOUR PROPERTY TO ALL LANDOWNERS IN DICKINSON COUNTY: Each person in possession or control of any lands in Dickinson County with noxious weeds shall immediately or at the proper time destroy and keep under control such noxious weeds, according to the following tables: Group 1: June 9,…

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Boji Blowout Tournament returns in June

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Colorful discs filled the air last June as amateur and professional disc golfers competed in the annual Boji Blowout tournament. Baskets will clang again as players score when the PDGA B-tier tournament returns Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, at the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course in Kenue Park in Okoboji. “I really enjoy the course,” said tournament…

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Welcome environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman

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“We were messy little critters.” Environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman’s memories of her childhood spent outdoors in Menomonie, WI, have shaped her into who she is today. “We had forts in trees; we would catch frogs in retention ponds,” Kuhlman said. “I had my red bucket full of worms.” She and her sister would race…

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Environmental education coordinator/naturalist position opening

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Open until filled JOB TITLE: Environmental Education Coordinator/Naturalist FLSA: Non-Exempt REPORTS TO: Executive Director SALARY: $42,000-$50,000 plus benefits Job Summary: Under supervision of Executive Director, supervises and conducts educational activities and educational staff in the performance of environmental awareness curriculum. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree related to…

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Permanent part-time job openings available

Employment applications are found here. Natural Resource Technician $15 per hour Open until filled The Dickinson County Conservation Board is looking to hire a permanent, part-time Natural Resource Technician. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for those looking to get their foot in the door in the conservation field. Gain experience in wildlife area management,…

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Welcome naturalist Mary Petersen to Dickinson County Conservation

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Mary Petersen loves seeing children light up as they explore the outdoors, and as the new naturalist for the Dickinson County Conservation Board she will have plenty of chances to experience just that. “Working as a naturalist means I get to bring together my passion for the field of science with my passion for working…

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Earth Day Celebration 4-8 p.m. April 15

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“If I could put together all the virgin landscapes which I knew in my youth and show what has happened to them in one generation it would be the best object lesson in conservation that could be printed.” Jay Norwood Darling, better known as Ding, saw the landscape in Iowa change through his lifetime, from…

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Submit your photos to our nature photography contest

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Entries for the fall 2015 photography contest poured into the Dickinson County Nature Center e-mail last August. Then it was the job of the staff to vote on their favorites, and it was harder than we would thought it would be. Eva Brown’s photo of a grassland fence drew us in with its vivid blue…

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