Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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DEC. 5, 2018
This fall, construction will be complete on a new six-mile trail around Easter Lake on the southeast side of Des Moines. The Ackelson Trail, named for former INHF president Mark C. Ackelson, will provide cycling, skating and hiking opportunities
NOV. 30, 2018
Mason City had a vision for a healthier, more connected community. A new trail could help achieve that goal.
NOV. 26, 2018
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation volunteers logged over 1,800 hours caring for the land, introducing others to INHF and assisting staff in 2018. Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Louis takes a look back at this record-breaking year.
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) has been recognized as Service Enterprise, a designation awarded to organizations that leverage volunteers across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.
NOV. 21, 2018
John and Shari Paule worked for years to restore their land in Madison County. Now, they're protecting it well into the future.
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