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Jupiter is visible in the night sky

February 26, 2016
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It looks like a vivid star in the eastern sky, rising as the sun sets, but what you’re really seeing is the planet Jupiter on its closest approach to Earth. Jupiter reaches opposition on Tuesday, March 8, and naturalist Charles Vigdal will help you find it in the sky during the ...

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Seasonal job opportunities available.

February 16, 2016
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Applications are now being accepted for the seasonal positions of conservation aide and naturalist intern. Download a Dickinson County Application for each position and send to Dickinson County Nature Center, 2279 170th St., Okoboji, IA 51355. For more information, call 712-336-6352 or e-mail lsorenson@co.dickinson.ia.us. Natural Resource Technician (three seasonal positions) $10.50 per hour Typical duties and responsibilities Assist with…

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Volunteer Appreciation Day Feb. 1

January 26, 2016
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January is National Radon Action Month

January 25, 2016
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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 ...

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Nature Playtime for Tots kicks off 2016 season Jan. 13

January 8, 2016
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Exploring is so much fun. Free educational entertainment for toddlers is almost non-existent in today’s era, at least outside of the television set. However, that’s exactly what the Dickinson County Nature Center offers with its monthly Nature Playtime for Tots program. Fun and learning come together as the 2016 season begins 10:30 ...

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Recycling Technician job opening — application deadline Oct. 1

September 18, 2015
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$10 per hour Application deadline Oct. 1 Job Summary: Under supervision of the recycling manager, performs material processing, customer service and maintenance work, as part of operations of the Dickinson Recycling Center and as part of the overall operation of the Dickinson County Conservation Board office. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Waits on customers to provide service…

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Office clerk opening — application deadline Oct. 1

September 15, 2015
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$10 per hour Application deadline Oct. 1, 2015 Job Summary: Under supervision of the Recycling Manager, performs material processing, customer service, accounting, sending out monthly statements, deposits of all revenues weekly, general monthly ledger, maintain reports and filing, as part of operations of the Recycling Center and as part of the overall operation ...

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Volunteer Appreciation Day Aug. 6

July 30, 2015
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DCCB welcomes IRVM vegetation specialist Aric Ping

May 15, 2015
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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 ...

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Volunteer Appreciation Day May 4

April 30, 2015
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