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Osprey camera operational again – Update!

We have restored the osprey camera’s video feed again. Sorry for the interruption. We still don’t full understand why it quit working. The birds are up on the nest and liking the beautiful weather. Enjoy! Update: 5/7/13 3:43pm central- The camera is back up again(again)! We had a software problem with the camera but we got…

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Community Drumming program to celebrate Spring!

Wednesday May 8th, 7pm to 9pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center   Practiced by many diverse cultures of the world, drumming is a vehicle for healing, expanding consciousness and community building. Join us with special guest Avis Davis leading this community drumming. Free to the public and all ages welcome! Bring your drum or…

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Wings and Wetlands Weekend 2013 Schedule May 9th and 11th

Wings and Wetlands Weekend 2013 Schedule of Events in Dickinson County THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 “TRUMPETER SWAN RESTORATION PROJECT” – Presented by the Naturalists 6 PM at the Nature Center Join us at the Nature Center to see a live Trumpeter Swan and hear the Naturalists talk about the swans successful reintroduction to Iowa! SATURDAY,…

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Coming Soon to Okoboji, Golden Oaks Disc Golf Course

A local group of disc golf enthusiasts are working with the Dickinson County Conservation Board (DCCB) to plan and construct an 18-hole professional disc golf course in Kenue Park near the Dickinson County Nature Center. This 18-hole Disc Golf Course will be free to the public and provide outstanding outdoor recreation in nature for families,…

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Soil and Water Conservation Week

Soil and Water Conservation Week April 29th thru May 4th The Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District is teaming up with the Dickinson County Conservation Board to bring you programs to inform you about the importance of our water and what you can do to protect it. Schedule of Events Tuesday, April 30th thru…

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Job Opportunity-Dickinson County Conservation Board Director

Job Opportunity open in Dickinson County! Dickinson CCB-Director DESCRIPTION: The Dickinson CCB is seeking a visionary, proven leader to serve as the Director to the Board, overseeing the activities of a multi-faceted conservation program that includes management of new Interpretive Center, environmental education, administrative and maintenance duties related to parks and outdoor recreation, natural resource…

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Earthday Events Saturday with live animal displays!

Earth Day Schedule of Events at the Nature Center Saturday, April 20th 10am to 8pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS 11:00 AM “Red-tail Hawk” with Christina Roelefs, Shelby County Naturalist.  Christina will share her knowledge about Redtail Hawks and have a live hawk for an up close and personal view of…

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Rich Leopold selected as new Polk Co. Conservation Deputy Director

Richard Leopold Selected as Polk County Conservation Deputy Director             At their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10, the Polk County Conservation Board selected Richard Leopold as the new Deputy Director. Mr. Leopold is currently the Executive Director for Dickinson County Conservation Board in northwest Iowa. “I am honored to be joining the staff of the…

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