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Fishing fun at Family Nature Night

June 2, 2017
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Summer is all about family time. The Dickinson County Conservation Board is offering three great opportunities to create outdoor family memories during its monthly Family Nature Nights 6 p.m. June 12, July 10 and Aug. 14. “This is the second year of Family Nature Night programs, and we’re excited to offer some ...

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Take a walk through Jahn Wildlife Area

May 31, 2017
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Photo of the Little Sioux River

I laced up my new gray and teal hiking boots, hoping to start breaking them in on my first trek to the Jahn Wildlife Area just south of Lake Park. Although the Dickinson County Conservation Board maintains the area in an agreement with the engineer’s office, I have only been to ...

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It’s all free — summer programming for kids

May 19, 2017
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There’s a big world outside of our TV, computer and phone screens, and the Dickinson County Nature Center plans to show kids just how much fun it is. Summer programming for Nature Explorers and Young Naturalists is focusing on outdoor recreation this summer. From fishing to disc golf to geocaching, youth ...

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Westport Park: An Iowa Great Lakes gem

August 19, 2016
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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 ...

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Family Nature Night has Gone Fishin’

June 3, 2016
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Photo of two children sitting in lawn chairs and fishing

The Dickinson County Nature Center is planning three summer evenings of family and fun with its new Family Nature Night program. The first in the series will kick off at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the nature center in Okoboji. The Gone Fishin’ program will begin in the outdoor amphitheater ...

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Hike the Wild visits Little Sioux Savanna, Gull Point State Park, Abbie Gardner Cabin and more!

May 12, 2016
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The Little Sioux Savanna doesn’t draw awe-inspired gasps from the parking lot, but walk a few hundred feet onto the property and the landscape opens up to smile-inducing beauty. Each month Dickinson County Conservation’s Hike the Wild program takes people to little-traversed public gems throughout the county, like the Little Sioux ...

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Judd Wildlife Area is a prairie paradise

April 1, 2016
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Bobolinks nesting in the prairie, Blanding’s turtles resting by the stream, bald eagles flying overhead — a walk through the Judd Wildlife Area allows some of nature’s finest to show off. Twenty years ago, the Dickinson County Conservation Board looked to add a public recreation area south of Milford, and a ...

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A stroll through Westport Park

November 4, 2015
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Photo of a dock jutting into the water

I hate to admit this publicly, but I had not been to Dickinson County Conservation’s Westport Park until yesterday. We are always a little surprised when people come into the nature center and have lived in the area for years without ever visiting before. However, it’s the same way with county ...

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