Conservation Foundation of

Dickinson County

"to encourage environmental awareness among visitors and residents while fostering appreciation, preservation and conservation of the Iowa Great Lakes region's unique cultural history, glacial geological formations, native species and natural habitats through education and action."


Who we are

The Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County is an independent, non-profit organization whose purpose includes charitable, educational, preservation and scientific endeavors which benefit and support conservation activities in Dickinson County.

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Supporting the Conservation Board

The CFDC supports Dickinson County Nature Center programming and exhibits, including the exciting Pollinator Paradise room. Land acquisition projects, reestablishment of wildlife habitats and natives species are also goals that are supported.


Members of the Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County receive a 10 percent discount in the Nature Store at the Dickinson County Nature Center and a discount on summer camps. Well, they do! Join today with the "Become a member" button above!

Board members

The Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County is seeking active, conservation-minded individuals to serve on the board of directors.

The CFDC holds public meetings 5:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji.

If you're interested in becoming a board member, fill out the form below and mail it to 22785 Nature Center Road, Okoboji, IA 51355, or come to a public meeting to submit your application and meet other board members.

Current board members

President: Tom Maser
Vice president: Rebecca Peters
Secretary: Erika Leupold
Treasurer: Mike McFarlin

Board members: Leah Streeter, Jim Tuel, Ron Williams, Penny Wilson, Mary Kay Donovan, Lisa Leopold, Wade Brantley, Linnea Johnson-Scott