Every year, REAP funding benefits Iowa’s great outdoors. This fall, a handful of REAP grants were awarded to INHF projects. Many of these projects are adjacent to rivers and waterways, and their protection will help to improve water quality in these areas. The INHF projects that received REAP grants are:
An Oak tree on the Doyle addition in Guthrie County.
Springbrook Wildlife Management Area, Doyle addition Guthrie County $112,725
An added 48 acres of land adjacent to Springbrook State Park and Springbrook Wildlife Management Area, the Doyle addition brings the entire complex up to 1,413 acres of protected land. The area is known for its wildlife habitat and contiguous oak/hickory wood. Continue reading →
Late this summer, get outdoors and help support an INHF project! The Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon is raising funds for Ingawanis Woodland in Bremer County on Aug. 29.
Paddle, run and bike your way through upland woods unique for the area!
Ingawanis is a former boy scout camp near Waterloo. When the camp shut down, INHF acquired 140 acres of the property to ensure that its natural resources and recreation opportunities were safeguarded for the future. All funds raised from the triathlon will support permanent protection of the woodland, which supports a plethora of recreational opportunities like birding, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
We’d like to thank Principal Financial Group for coming out on Thursday, July 23, to Ingawanis Woodland, one of our current projects. Their eager group of volunteers assisted with many things around the property—they cleared the woodland and the trail from recent storm damage, picked up an old trash pile and assisted in uprooting tile from the floor of one of the buildings. Continue reading →