Volunteer Appreciation Day is held 10 a.m. the first Monday of every month.

The annual Earth Day Celebration will feature a trivia night 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at West O Beer, and the business has graciously offered to donate 20 percent of its proceeds from the evening for its give-back night. So at the April Volunteer Appreciation Day, we held our own trivia challenge!

We also discussed what’s new:

-Brooks Golf Club: An anonymous donor gave $3 million to the Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County to purchase Brooks National Golf Club, and the foundation then donated the 230 acres of land to the Dickinson County Conservation Board. Read full details here.

-County home update: The former county home in Kenue Park has been demolished, and funds are being raised to construct a lodge and open-air shelter.

-Handouts: Informational sheets have been added to many exhibits at the Dickinson County Nature Center so people can take home educational materials to read at a later date.

-Bird houses: The Henry & Norma Meyer library rotating displays will feature artistic bird houses for the next six-month period.

-Gift shop items: New locally-made home items have been added to the Nature Store including custom candles and wool dryer ball sets. Check out these great new offerings!

-Recycling center hours: The Dickinson Recycling Center begins its summer hours April 1. Read details here.


Summer training dates will be held for Westport Schoolhouse and Dickinson County Nature Center volunteers. Select one of the optional times and meet at that location for manual updates and reminders as the summer season begins.

-Westport Schoolhouse: 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, or 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23

-Dickinson County Nature Center: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, or 9 a.m. Thursday, May 23

The annual active volunteer bingo night will be held 6 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the nature center. Invites will be sent out in the mail.

The next Volunteer Appreciation Day will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 6.

Volunteer opportunities
  • Front desk
  • Westport Schoolhouse
  • Events

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, download our volunteer form and please contact Kiley Roth:


Office: 712-336-6352

Cell: 712-339-1153