Position Available: Communications Specialist

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO APPLY

The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and talented communicator to be our Communications Specialist. Among other tasks, this exempt, full-time position assists our Communications Director with media, including social media, our quarterly magazine, member email and other duties. The Communications Specialist is also responsible for the planning, selection, budgeting and implementation of a package of annual events, maintenance and upgrades for INHF’s website and distribution for our photographic wall calendar. The Specialist reports to the Communications Director and supervises our communication intern on select tasks.

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Trail Tuesday: Chichaqua Valley Trail

Every Tuesday, look for a new featured trail story on our blog – part of our new “Trail Tuesday” series. This will be a way for you to learn about all the different trails we have to offer on our Iowa By Trail app. If you like what you read you can download the app and go explore! For any questions on these trails, email ibt@inhf.org.

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This week’s featured trail is Chichaqua Valley Trail.

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Nature Walk: Cottonwood Leaves

Cottonwood Leaves

“Our view of autumn color easily varies from a scenic wall of gold and red on a woodland hillside to a single leaf lying lying in the grass. On a sunny afternoon, the tattered and torn leaves on this seedling cottonwood less than two feet in height can easily surpass the color spectacle of a tree nearby likely 100 years of age and a 100 feet in height that produced the seed from which it grew.” -Carl Kurtz

If you are interested in purchasing a print of this photo or requesting information on possible use of any of our “Nature Walk” photographs, please contact Carl Kurtz at cpkurtz@netins.net. View our other Nature Walk posts!

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Iowa trails receive grant approval

10514477_10152588904165815_3295462834243684462_nOn Tuesday, October 14th the Iowa Transportation Commission released news that the High Trestle Trail has received another piece of funding. The $782,500 grant will extend the trail 6 more miles from Ankeny to north Des Moines. INHF is working in conjunction with Polk County Conservation to complete the extension. Continue reading

Trail Tuesday: Wabash Trace Nature Trail

Every Tuesday, look for a new featured trail story on our blog – part of our new “Trail Tuesday” series. This will be a way for you to learn about all the different trails we have to offer on our Iowa By Trail app. If you like what you read you can download the app and go explore! For any questions on these trails, email ibt@inhf.org.

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Nature Walk: Nashville Warblers

Nashville Warblers

“Most warblers, which feed primarily on insects, have migrated south from the northern states by mid-October. The Orange-crowned Nashville, pictured here and the Yellow-rumped Nashvilles are exceptions. This bird was part of a small band foraging for insects in a prairie field border that contained seed heads of rigid goldenrod. You may also see kinglets and bluebirds in sheltered areas on raw windy days as they move south just ahead of cold fronts.” -Carl Kurtz

If you are interested in purchasing a print of this photo or requesting information on possible use of any of our “Nature Walk” photographs, please contact Carl Kurtz at cpkurtz@netins.net. View our other Nature Walk posts!

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