REI & INHF spark partnership

By Kerri on October 20, 2015 in Blog


This November, REI — a national outdoor gear store — will open its first store in Iowa. REI stores have a long history of supporting local communities and nonprofits that encourage outdoor exploration and facilitate stewardship of natural resources. INHF is happy to be chosen as one of the organizations partnering with the new West Des Moines REI during their grand opening.

In its partnership with INHF, REI has awarded a $5,000 seeding grant to INHF for the proposed connector trail that will eventually link the Raccoon River Valley Trail and High Trestle Trail, two of Central Iowa’s most popular multi-use trails. REI said they wished to support and facilitate trails work in Iowa through INHF’s work. INHF has helped create over 60 percent of Iowa’s rail trails.

INHF will also have a presence at the official grand opening of the West Des Moines store (details below), showcasing recreational opportunities throughout the state.

Join us at the grand opening to learn more about what INHF and REI are doing together:

REI West Des Moines Grand Opening
Nov. 6-8 (9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri/Sat, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun)
5901 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266