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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-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 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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Osprey camera operational again – Update!

May 7, 2013
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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 ...

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Coming Soon to Okoboji, Golden Oaks Disc Golf Course

April 26, 2013
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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 ...

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Okoboji Osprey Nest Camera Now Live and Osprey Program Tuesday, April 16th 6pm at the Nature Center

April 12, 2013
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The Okoboji Osprey are back! You can now watch these amazing birds raise their family from the comfort from your computer. Just like the world famous Decorah Eagle Camera you can log on to peek at our osprey nest day or night. Click Here to see the nest! The nest ...

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Okoboji Ospreys are back!

April 8, 2013
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The ospreys have returned to the Nature Center! So far, we have only spotted two in the area. A male and female. Here is a picture of them fixing up their nest. You can watch them too by clicking on the “LIVE WEB CAM” on the main page in the upper ...

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Horseshoe Bend Sledding Hill Update (12/28/12)

December 28, 2012
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As of today, Friday Dec. 28th, the sledding is still closed. The “big snow” of last week was accompanied by strong winds, which actually blew all of the snow off the hill. The snow of yesterday and today, while it helps, is still too fluffy and will get pushed out ...

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