Fundraising

Help fund family fun at Pollinator Paradise

Photo of stonework completed on construction project

We love pollinators at the Dickinson County Nature Center. And we want to share that love with you. That’s why the Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County is continuing to raise funds to complete the new Pollinator Paradise addition to the nature center in Okoboji. (See construction updates here.) Construction began on the $1.7 million addition…

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Progress on Pollinator Paradise

Photo of people holding shovels at groundbreaking

Construction on the new Pollinator Paradise addition to the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji is officially underway. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, July 11, at the nature center, and construction will continue through March 2018. Fundraising is ongoing for Phase 2 of the project, which will be completion of children’s-museum quality exhibits on…

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Donate to the Spring Run Shooting Range renovation

Photo of two men and guns at a shooting range

Fundraising is underway for a renovation of the Spring Run Shooting Range east of Spirit Lake. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Dickinson County Conservation Board have partnered to renovate the public shooting range at the Spring Run Complex in Spirit Lake. The $64,000 project, located at 1776 272nd Ave. in Spirit Lake, will…

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Spring Run Shooting Range fundraiser

As many of you have heard over the past few months, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Dickinson County Conservation Board have been working updating the Spring Run Shooting Range. Last winter the Dickinson County Conservation Board completed a needs assessment, and the Spring Run range was one of the top projects that…

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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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Monarch tagging, crafts, puppet show and more at festival

Bask in the beauty of bees and butterflies during the first combined Bee & Butterfly Festival 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. “We have held the Monarch Butterfly Festival every year, and it’s always a big hit, so we decided to add bees to the event this year,”…

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Gov. Terry Branstad at nature center

  Dickinson County Nature Center had the honor of hosting a reenactment of the signing of Senate File 2349 by Gov. Terry Branstad Saturday, Aug. 23. About 20 members of the public attended the event outside the Okoboji nature center. President of the Iowa Great Lakes Association Bill Van Orsdel introduced Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds…

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Permit applications for hunting at Horseshoe Bend

The Dickinson County Conservation Board will again this year allow limited deer hunting at Horseshoe Bend Recreational Area. Interested hunters may apply to the DCCB for a permit to hunt a portion of Horseshoe Bend with awarded permits being valid for one week of the IDNR-approved hunting season. A predetermined number of permits are available…

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