General Information

Noxious weed policy announced for 2019

Dickinson County weed commissioner Aric Ping has released the 2019 noxious weed policy. “Each owner and each person in the possession or control of any lands in Dickinson County shall cut, burn or otherwise control all noxious weeds thereon,” the policy states, “and in such manner shall prevent said weeds from blooming or coming to…

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Free compost and mulch at the Dickinson Recycling Center

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Everyone loves superfoods, and compost is like a superfood for your garden. Food scraps and yard waste together make up about 30 percent of what we throw away, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and instead they can be composted. Composting leaves and grass clippings is exactly what the Dickinson Recycling Center in Milford does.…

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Engaging families and the great outdoors during free Family Nature Nights

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Bringing together families and the outdoors — that’s what Family Nature Night at the Dickinson County Nature Center is all about. “My goal is to encourage families to go outdoors together and engage together,” said Bryanna Kuhlman, environmental education coordinator for the Dickinson County Conservation Board. “There’s no technology; they’re just outside enjoying nature or…

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Spring photography contest winners announced

Adult winner – Donald Vrchota Teen winner – Anna Rose Youth winner – Cy Enriquez Scroll through all submissions The bi-annual photography contest has submission deadlines of April 1 and Sept. 1. Entries are classified into three age groups: 13 and younger, 14-18 or 19 and older. Winners in each age group will be featured…

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Brooks Golf management agreement signed for 2019

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Dickinson County Conservation has reached an agreement with Brooks Management LLC to run the former Brooks National Golf Club through 2019. The management agreement received its final approval at the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, April 2, and the Okoboji-based management company, owned by Rick Carlton, immediately takes over. Carlton said the course…

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Dickinson Recycling Center summer hours begin April 1

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The weather is warming up, and people are beginning to spring clean both inside and outside. To help citizens, the Dickinson Recycling Center begins its extended summer hours April 1. It is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday April 1-October 31 at 2260 220th St. in…

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Seasonal positions available

Naturalist Intern $10-$13 per hour, based on experience — 40 hours/week Qualifications Either be enrolled in or have a degree in parks & recreation, wildlife biology, ecology, natural resource management or a related field of study. Have an interest in educating youth and adults about our natural world. Relevant experience may be considered. Knowledge, Skills,…

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Pollinator Paradise exhibits are being fabricated

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The human-sized honeycomb climber inside the Dickinson County Nature Center has been a hit since it was installed in Pollinator Paradise. “The honeycomb climber helped us increase our visitor numbers to more than 15,200 in 2018, and we’re excited for the many other children’s museum-quality exhibits that will be installed in our new addition in…

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Adult kayaking classes registration opens

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If you can’t wait to get your kayak out of storage and onto soft water, you’re not alone. The Dickinson County Conservation Board is already planning for summer and is looking forward to helping kayakers improve their skills on the water. Register online now for beginners and advanced kayaking courses, taught by an American Canoe…

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