Administrative

Pollinator Paradise exhibit concepts released

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The human-sized honeycomb crawler has been a hit inside Pollinator Paradise at the Dickinson County Nature Center. But this new interactive exhibit is only the beginning in the brand new addition to the Okoboji center. As fundraising continues, plans are moving forward for more children’s museum-quality exhibits that kids of all ages are sure to…

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Pollinator Paradise features crawl-through honeycomb

The Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County received a $10,000 grant from the Dickinson County Endowment Fund in September 2017 to help create exhibits inside the new Pollinator Paradise addition to the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. This grant was paired with other private donations to the project to complete the first of many children’s…

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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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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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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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January is National Radon Action Month

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  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 family from…

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DCCB welcomes IRVM vegetation specialist Aric Ping

Aric Ping has joined the Dickinson County Conservation Board as the new Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management vegetation specialist. The IRVM program will establish native, tallgrass prairie stands in the county right-of-ways in order to reduce runoff, reduce erosion and provide wildlife habitat as well as visually-appealing aesthetic in the ditches. After working in Douglas County,…

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Gov. Terry Branstad to visit nature center

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will visit the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, to reenact the signing of Senate File 2349. This bill became law in June, providing, among other things, funding for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for lake restoration and for…

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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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