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Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County

Daniel Ruf

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Turin Prairie, Monona County

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Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Nathan Houck

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Recent Stories

  • Gov. Reynolds announces plan to fund the Trust

    JAN. 14, 2020

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation applauds the announcement by Gov. Kim Reynolds that she is encouraging legislators to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund in her Condition of the State address this morning.

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  • 2,258 hours

    JAN. 13, 2020

    From celebrating INHF's 40th anniversary to welcoming new friends to the volunteer program, INHF volunteers had many things to celebrate this year. Seven-hundred-thirty-six volunteers contributed 2,258 hours across 30 different events or projects – more than ever before.

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  • From Acorn to Oak Tree

    DEC. 9, 2019

    Follow along with INHF's former and current presidents as they tell the story of INHF's early years.

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  • Home at the Lakes

    NOV. 25, 2019

    For over four decades, INHF and its partners have been protecting the Iowa Great Lakes. Several projects this past year have led INHF to strengthen its connection to this special place and the community of people committed to protecting it.

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  • In Our Nature

    NOV. 25, 2019

    Exploring the health benefits of time spent outdoors.

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