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Ada & Darling: Red-Eared Sliders

Westport Park: An Iowa Great Lakes gem

In June 1981, Dickinson County Conservation Board entered into a maintenance agreement to refresh an exhausted county gravel pit into a county park. It started as only six acres, so small it looks like only a dot on a map of the Iowa Great Lakes area. The original document included on a 10-year agreement, but…

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The Nature Store top 5

From a building set that uses toilet paper and paper towel rolls instead of blocks to coonskin caps, the Nature Store at the Dickinson County Nature Center has a wide variety of unique options. Here are five items that you might not see anywhere else in the Lakes area:1. Penny’s Art Cards Loyal Dickinson County…