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Horseshoe Bend Sledding Hill Update 12-19-13

December 19, 2013
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Dickinson County Conservation Board’s Horseshoe Bend Sledding Hill is currently closed, as of December 19th, because of poor snow conditions. If conditions improve on the hill, check back on this website, on Dickinson County Nature Center’s Facebook page or call the Horseshoe Bend offices anytime at 712-338-4786 for an automated, ...

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Family Fall Fest at Horseshoe Bend Park on Oct. 19th

October 15, 2013
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October 19th, 2013 11am to 6pm at Horseshoe Bend Park 1924 240th St. Milford, IA Schedule of events: 11-12pm Face painting & pumpkin painting/carving 12-3pm  Hayrides (weather permitting) & soupfeed/bake sale 3-4pm   spooky nature scavenger hunt (weather permitting) 4-5pm  Pie eating contest   (pre register via facebook) 5pm campsite trick or treat at campsites Kiddo costume contest…

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Local Audubon meeting tonight celebrating the completion of the water feature, open to the public!

October 3, 2013
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The next Northern Iowa Prairie Lakes Audubon meeting is set for ( TONIGHT) 7:00 p.m. on October 3, 2013 at the Dickinson County Nature Center. The program will consist of celebrating the completion of the water feature and deck at the Dickinson County Nature Center!! This is Open to the ...

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Update! Landscaping almost finished at the Nature Center

August 21, 2013
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The Nature Center is almost complete with its third stage of construction. The new landscaping features include, outdoor amphitheater for programs and events, large 100 person deck wrapping around the building, outdoor classroom area, and bird sanctuary with waterfall feature. Check out the pictures below. We still have plenty of ...

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Osprey family flying and doing fine!

August 7, 2013
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If you are viewing the osprey camera recently, you might have noticed that it is a little quiet. The osprey chick on the nesting platform here at the Nature Center have all fledged and are now flying around the Lakes Area. We will continue to see them in the area ...

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NEW Star Trekking Program

July 31, 2013
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Star Trekking Sit, stand, or lie down. Come view one of the most highly anticipated night time spectacles of the year! We will be up close and personal as the night sky comes alive with the Perseid meteor shower. When : Monday August 12, 2013 9:30pm Where: Westport Park 1175 230th street Everly, ...

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Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course Now Open and Disc Golf Clinic on August 3rd

July 17, 2013
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Disc Golf Clinic Saturday, August 3rd When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 Sessions with James Webb Challas, Disc Golf Hall of Famer at 9AM, 11AM and at 1PM Where: Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course, Kenue Park 2251 170th St. Okoboji, Iowa   Other disc golf enthusiasts and Okoboji Gold committee members will be present from 9am…

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Landscaping Progress at the Nature Center July 2013

July 7, 2013
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Here are some views of our construction progress at the Nature Center. We are adding on a large deck, outdoor classroom space, amphitheater, and bird sanctuary with water feature. Stop by and see our progress! #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2 img {…

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Disc Golf Course in Okoboji moving forward!

May 23, 2013
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The new professional Disc Golf course in Okoboji, Iowa is moving forward! Professional disc golf course designer and nationally known Mr. Chuck Kennedy is here with his team, in Okoboji marking the off the holes to the course. We are excited to have a new professional grade disc golf course ...

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Kayaking a Wetland Tour 2013 summer schedule

May 18, 2013
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Kayaking a Wetland Tour June 7th – Jemerson Slough with Tim Waltz, IDNR June 14th – Center Lake with Derek Namamy, Urban Conservationist June 21st – Pearl Lake, Minnesota June 28th – Anglers Bay, Big Spirit Lake with Mike Hawkins, IDNR July 12th – East/West Hottes Lake with John Wills, Clean Water Allaince July 19th…

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