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New Exhibits at the Nature Center

Visitors are enjoying new exhibits at the Nature Center, including an interactive digital kiosk, balancing challenges, a large tree and ...
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Musical Patio

Sounds around the Lost Island Nature Center have become livelier lately with the addition of the Musical Patio.  Kids of ...
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Lost Island Trail Paving

Paving at the Lost Island Trail extends the recreational trail around the lake ...
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Outdoor Classroom at the Marsh

Area students experience the marsh area by Lost Island Lake during their school field trips in May.  This group from ...
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EVENTS

Summer Mini-Camp - Habitats Everywhere (Grades 2nd-4th)

Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019 – 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Mini-Camp:  Habitats Everywhere

For Kids entering Grades 2nd-4th

Wednesday, July 24th and Thursday, July 25th

10:00 am to 12:00 noon both days

Lost Island Nature Center

Cost:  FREE, Register by calling 712-837-4866

OR Register ONLINE at:  https://paloaltoccb.org/events/summer-mini-camp-grades-2nd-4th/

Please register so we know to expect you!

Summer  Mini-Camp for kids entering grades 2nd through 4th.  Theme:  Habitats Everywhere

 

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Beach Fun Day

Aug 03, 2019 – 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beach Fun Day

Saturday, August 3rd, 1-3 pm

Lost Island Beach

Cost:  FREE, Register by calling 712-837-4866

Or Register ONLINE at:  https://paloaltoccb.org/events/beach-fun-day/

Please register so we know to expect you!

Have a blast conquering sandy challenges and watery escapades on our Beach Fun Day!

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Kayaking on Five Island Lake

Aug 06, 2019 – 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Have fun kayaking on Five Island Lake!

Tuesday, August 6th, 5 pm

Meet at Soper Park, Five Island Lake, Emmetsburg

You can bring your own kayak or borrow a kayak from us.  Reserve your kayak as soon as possible, as we have a limited number of kayaks available.

Cost:  FREE!

Registration required by calling 712-837-4866 or online at:  https://paloaltoccb.org/events/kayaking-on-five-island-lake/

For ages 10 and up.

A limited number of kayaks and canoes are available for use.  If you need to use a kayak or canoe, you must specify if you need to borrow either a kayak or canoe when you register for the event.  Extra kayaks or canoes may not be available to use at the event if you do not register for them prior to the event, as there is a limited number of kayaks and canoes available.

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Hiking at Watson Heritage Area

Aug 08, 2019 – 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover the prairie on our hike at Watson Heritage Area!

Thursday, August 8th, 5 pm

Watson Heritage Area, 1 mile SW of Emmetsburg

Cost:  FREE

Registration required by calling 712-837-4866 or online at:  https://paloaltoccb.org/events/hiking-at-watson-heritage-area/

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Kayaking at Silver Lake

Aug 22, 2019 – 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Have fun kayaking on Silver Lake!

Thursday, August 22nd, 5 pm

Meet at Salton Park, Silver Lake, Ayrshire

You can bring your own kayak or borrow a kayak from us.  Reserve your kayak as soon as possible, as we have a limited number of kayaks available.

Cost:  FREE

Registration required by calling 712-837-4866 or online at:  https://paloaltoccb.org/events/kayaking-on-silver-lake/

For ages 10 and up.

A limited number of kayaks and canoes are available for use.  If you need to use a kayak or canoe, you must specify if you need to borrow either a kayak or canoe when you register for the event.  Extra kayaks or canoes may not be available to use at the event if you do not register for them prior to the event, as there is a limited number of kayaks and canoes available.

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AROUND THE COUNTY


Board of Supervisors Meeting

The Board of Supervisors meet at the Palo Alto County Courthouse each Tuesday. You can find the Board of Supervisors ...
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