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Green Island Levee District protects against future flooding along Maquoketa River
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INHF Expands Resources for Iowa Landowners
Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
We’ve helped protect over 150,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.
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MAY. 31, 2017
Folded into the far reaches of northeast Iowa, Heritage Valley lingers in the minds of those who visit. The Allamakee County property is as magnificent as it is vast, as wild as it is richly diverse.
NOV. 16, 2017
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation has released two new, easy-to-use tools for Iowa landowners interested in exploring methods for permanently protecting their land.
OCT. 31, 2017
After two levees broke along the Maquoketa River in Jackson County, local government looked for more natural solutions to future flooding. INHF helped the Iowa DNR expand the Green Island Wildlife Management Area in hopes of mitigating costly flood damage.
OCT. 23, 2017
Davenport resident Kathy Wine has been selected to receive the 2017 Lawrence and Eula Hagie Heritage Award. Wine is recognized for her work with River Action, which focuses on the environmental, cultural and economic vitality of the Mississippi River in the region.
OCT. 20, 2017
What impact has Iowa's REAP program had in your area? A look at Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Marion, Polk, Story and Warren counties.
At any given time, INHF is working on 40 different protection, restoration and trail projects. Learn more about what we’re working on:
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Photo: Sylvan Runkel State Preserve by Nathan Houck