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BREAKING NEWS

Daily News Editorial

By Staff | May 30, 2008

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, a great event will be held at Wolden Campground.

That event is the dedication of the Emmet County Nature Center.

The result of many donations by individuals and businesses, the Emmet County Nature Center is a jewel in the crown of High Lake, one of the most beautiful and unchanged lakes in northwestern Iowa. Since Peterson Point was settled just after the Civil War, High Lake and adjacent Ingham Lake have been the shining centerpiece of recreation in Emmet County.

The nature center is dedicated to education about the natural history of our area, including the prairies, forests, and wetlands. Emmet County Conservation Board Director Eric Anderson and Anita Fisher have accomplished as much as a dozen people in similar roles, by highlighting the significance of nature to the public.

The nature center includes wildlife exhibits and offers expansive views of both High Lake and the wooded area to the north. It acts as a testament to the dedication of those whose vision made it all happen.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and the public is welcome and encouraged to have lunch and stay for the dedication at 1:30 p.m.

The Emmet County Nature Center is living proof of the pride that the people of Emmet County have in their past and the faith they have in their future. It also shows the great appreciation that we have of nature and its significance in the lives of everyone.

If you haven’t visited the Emmet County Nature Center yet, be sure you do this Saturday. It’s on the south side of Wolden Campground, just north of Peterson Point on County Road A34.