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Progress on Pollinator Paradise

July 12, 2017
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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 ...

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Donate to the Spring Run Shooting Range renovation

October 26, 2015
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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 ...

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Spring Run Shooting Range fundraiser

September 28, 2015
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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 ...

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Ice Bowl disc golf registration due Jan. 2

December 4, 2014
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Snow was high during the 2009 Ice Bowl in Sanborn. “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 ...

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Siouxland Finals comes to Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course

October 2, 2014
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Today is the day! Bee & Butterfly Fest 4-8 p.m.

September 5, 2014
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Monarch tagging, crafts, puppet show and more at festival

August 29, 2014
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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 ...

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Gov. Terry Branstad at nature center

August 25, 2014
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  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. ...

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Permit applications for hunting at Horseshoe Bend

August 18, 2014
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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 ...

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Watercolor workshop with Anita “Katie” Plucker

July 24, 2014
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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 ...

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