APRIL 2017

Protecting and restoring 
Iowa's  land, water and wildlife.

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Heidi Soliday is embarking on a Climate Ride through the Pacific Northwest to benefit Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

upcoming events
Monticello, Jones Co.
May 10
Fairfield, Jefferson Co.
May 13
Des Moines, Polk Co.
May 18
Onawa, Monona Co.
June 2-4
Council Bluffs
July 14-15

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The Des Moines Register

Iowa DNR

Clinton Herald
The Daily Nonpereil
INHF is a member-supported organization.  All new memberships ($25/year) will be matched by the Principal Financial Group Foundation. Become a member today:
Support INHF with Amazon Smile
Looking for an easy way to help protect and restore Iowa's land, water and wildlife?  Every time you make a purchase on Amazon.com,  you can now support INHF  at no additional cost. The program, Amazon Smile, donates .5% of sales from eligible purchases to a charity of your choice.
Legislature must make conservation a priority
INHF President Joe McGovern: We know there are tough decisions to make, but using the budget situation to make disproportionate and unnecessary cuts to conservation programs is unacceptable. These programs not only support Iowa's land, water and wildlife, they are a part of the Iowa's economic engine, and they help make Iowa a healthier place to live and visit.
Iowa landowners recognized at statehouse for gifts of land
More than two dozen Iowans gathered at the Iowa State Capitol to be recognized for their contributions to statewide conservation efforts in 2016. "Gift To Iowa's Future" day is an annual celebration of private landowners and organizations who made gifts of land. 2016 gifts totaled more than $10 million and protected over 6,800 acres in 36 counties.
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Those who attend this three-day festival will have the opportunity to build nesting boxes for barn owls and witness the Iowa Department of Natural Resources release trumpeter swans at Pin Oak Nature Center. There will also be field trips and programs about bird watching and bird conservation.

Silver Lake is a 648-acre area open to fishing, picnicking and boating. This new area contains significant shoreline along Silver Lake, and will improve the lake's water quality with restored wetlands and prairie reconstruction.
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About INHF
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit conservation group that works with private landowners and other partners to protect Iowa's land, water and wildlife. Since its founding in 1979, INHF has helped protect more than 150,000 acres of Iowa's natural resources.