Environmental Lobby Day: Let Your Voice Be Heard


Join INHF & representatives from environmental groups across the state at the Iowa State Capitol building on Tues., March 22 to advocate for Iowa’s land, water and wildlife. Iowans will have the chance to speak to legislators about why Iowa’s natural resources are vital to the state, its residents and its economy.

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Each year, organizations and individuals from across the state come together at the Capitol to speak with legislators about the importance of protecting and preserving Iowa’s natural resources at Environmental Lobby Day and REAP Day at the Capitol. Speaking face-to-face with legislators and showing that there is a broad base of support for a healthy environment is one of the most important ways to help advance programs and policies that protect Iowa’s water, land and air. Continue reading

Honoring Mark Ackelson at Pro H2O


Mark Ackelson served as INHF president from 1994–2013.

Former INHF president Mark Ackelson will be recognized for his early leadership in shaping the Iowa Environmental Council on Thursday, June 11, at its second annual Pro H2O event, 6-9 p.m. at Brenton Skating Plaza in downtown Des Moines. Continue reading

Lobbying to protect our natural resources

This year’s Environmental Lobby Day/REAP Day is Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organized by the Iowa Reap Alliance and the Iowa Environmental Council (IEC), this is a great opportunity to speak with legislators about the importance of protecting Iowa’s natural resources and show support for funding REAP and the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund.
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Iowa is Pro H2O

Iowa is Pro H2OJoin the Iowa Environmental Council on Wednesday, October 8th to learn how to ensure clean water in Iowa.

The event will be held at the Science Center of Iowa from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres from Gateway Market, a full service bar, water-related science fair, special address by Bill Stowe, Des Moines Water Works CEO and general manager
and music entertainment provided by local musical act, MAIDS.

INHF will have a booth at the event to talk with attendees about water quality in Iowa

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Iowa Environmental Council Annual Conference

tippingpoint“At the Tipping Point,” the Iowa Environmental Council’s annual conference, will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on October 11, 2013, at Drake University in Des Moines.

This year’s conference titled “Creating momentum for a healthier Iowa environment” will focus on “new ways to build momentum for clean water, clean energy, and a healthy environment.”

The event will feature speakers, including national freshwater restoration expert Joe Whitworth, and networking centered on goals of clean water and expanding the use of solar power in Iowa.

Registration for the event has begun, and discounted registration is available for Council members and students.

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is one of the many sponsors of this exciting event. To learn more about the event and register, visit http://iaenvironment.org/conference/2013/index.php