Beat the heat with ice cream


(Photo by Evan Feekes)

Happy National Ice Cream Month! We know you’re in need of a cold, sweet treat as you enjoy the summer sunshine. Consider making your own ice cream with berries and flowers found in Iowa—like mulberries, honeysuckle or multiflora rose. Continue reading

RAVE at Ewing Park

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Join INHF, City of Des Moines, and the Central Iowa Trail Association (CITA) on Thursday, June 18, to bring RAVE to one of the coolest mountain biking areas in the Des Moines metro! From 4:30-6:30 p.m., we’ll remove honeysuckle—a harmful and invasive plant—from the woods along an off-road trail at Ewing Park, then all meet for a social hour following. Music will be played, and fun will be had.

All tools and instruction will be provided. Jeans or long pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Volunteers should meet in the parking lot south of McKinley Ave.

What is RAVE? Random Acts of Volunteering for the Earth was created to connect people to the land in compact, meaningful ways by partnering to host after-work events in easy-to-find locations. This is an opportunity to make a lasting impact in a time frame that works for your schedule.

Questions? Contact INHF Volunteer Coordinator Mary Runkel at or 515-288-1846.

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Together, for the Land

IMG_9829Join Iowa’s five land trusts to celebrate land protection in Iowa — come for the volunteer day; stay for live music and lunch.

A land trust is a nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition, or by its stewardship of such land or easements. Continue reading