JUNE 2016

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

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New additions are planned to expand central Iowa's trail system, connecting Iowans to more natural areas and small town destinations.

INHF is a member-supported organization. All new memberships ($25/year) will be matched by the Principal Financial Group Foundation. Become a member today:
upcoming Events
July 9
Wapello Co. - Lee Co.
July 11-15
Southern Iowa
July 24-30
Aug. 10-12
Turin Prairie Dedication
Monona Co.
Sept. 24

Allamakee Co.
July 14
Polk County
July 16
July 21
Conservation links
The river series
The Des Moines Register is doing a series on the water quality and natural resources of the Raccoon River. Read their first piece: The North Raccoon, A River of Controversy and Undiscovered Beauty, and explore more stories to follow along.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette

The Des Moines Register

The Opinion Tribune
Farm News

The Decorah Newspapers
The Des Moines Register
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.

"Our goal is to help build an even stronger community of people who appreciate and enjoy nature."
- Bob Johnson

The Johnsons are the kind of people who make the engine turn at  INHF. In this Annual Report, you'll  read about all the projects on which INHF worked in 2015. The  land, water and wildlife protection that drives our mission. But  none of these are possible without the people - members, donors,  volunteers, partners, board and staff - that contribute their time,  resources and knowledge to conservation in Iowa.
APPLY NOW: INHF fall Communications internship
Test the waters in all aspects of communications - magazine writing, press releases, photography, social media, websites, blogs and more - with INHF. You'll be working on media projects to help promote INHF's work and mission. 
Applications are due Friday, August 5. 

Iowa's legislative session may have ended last month, but that doesn't mean your legislators don't want to hear from you until next year. Legislators need to know what their constituents are thinking as they prepare for this fall's election and the 2017 session. So now is the time to tell them you want them to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund and that you understand that means raising the sales tax by 3/8 of one cent. 

The Trust Fund is the permanent, reliable, immediate and substantial funding that Iowa needs for its natural resources. Here is what you can do to help:
Then follow up. If you hear back from your legislator, make sure to thank them and reiterate your support for funding the Trust.

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Join INHF in welcoming our summer interns! These young conservationists are hard at work in the office and in the field protecting Iowa's wild places.
The annual Hagie Award recognizes Iowans who have demonstrated an extraordinary personal service and commitment to improving the quality of Iowa's natural environment and who encourage others to do the same. 
INHF invites you, your agency, partners or friends to nominate an outstanding Iowa conservationist for the 2016 Lawrence and Eula Hagie Heritage Award. 
Nominations are due Friday, July 15, 2016.
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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 145,000 acres of Iowa's natural resources.