REAP In Your Region: Region 10

For the next six weeks, INHF will be sharing the impact Iowa’s REAP program has in communities throughout the state. The Iowa DNR is hosting regional REAP Assemblies until Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.

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Region 10
Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Washington

REAP Assembly – Oxford
Oct. 8, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Conservation Education Center – Kent Park (2048 Highway 6 NW, Oxford, IA 52322) Continue reading

REAP In Your Region: Region 9

For the next six weeks, INHF will be sharing the impact Iowa’s REAP program has in communities throughout the state. The Iowa DNR is hosting regional REAP Assemblies until Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.

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Region 9
Muscatine, Scott

REAP Assembly – Davenport
Oct. 7, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Credit Island Lodge (2200 West River Drive, Davenport, IA 52802) Continue reading

REAP in Your Region: Region 8

For the next six weeks, INHF will be sharing the impact Iowa’s REAP program has in communities throughout the state. The Iowa DNR is hosting regional REAP Assemblies until Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.

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Region 8
Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson

REAP Assembly – Maquoketa
Oct. 6, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Hurstville Interpretive Center (18670 63rd St., North of Maquoketa on Hwy 61)

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Mines of Spain

History and natural beauty intertwine on Dubuque’s south side at the Mines of Spain Park. This state recreation area was founded atop Iowa’s first non-Indian settlement, and is home to a National Historic Landmark—Julien Dubuque’s Monument and burial site. The 1,387-acre site boasts 21 miles of hiking trails and 5 miles of ski trails. Along the way, visitors will find Indian mounds, 250-year-old bur oak trees, lead mine pits and the remnants of an 1859 farm. The park is a gem for photographers, hikers and anyone who loves the great outdoors. Over the years, REAP funding to Mines of Spain has contributed to trail development, erosion control and more.

REAP funding for this project: $159,948


Region 8
Region REAP Support (total): $16,899,201

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REAP In Your Region: Region 3

For the next six weeks, INHF will be sharing the impact Iowa’s REAP program has in communities throughout the state. The Iowa DNR is hosting regional REAP Assemblies until Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.

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Region 3
Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Sioux

REAP Assembly – Spencer
Sept. 30, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Clay County Regional Events Center (800 W. 18th St., Spencer, IA 51301) Continue reading

REAP In Your Region: Region 4

For the next six weeks, INHF will be sharing the impact Iowa’s REAP program has in communities throughout the state. The Iowa DNR is hosting regional REAP Assemblies until Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.

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Region 4
Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, Woodbury

REAP Assembly – Correctionville
Sept. 29, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Correctionville Community Center (312 Driftwood St., Correctionalville, IA 51016) Continue reading

2015 REAP Assembly schedule announced

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Every two years, Iowans get the chance to learn about and influence the impact of Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program.The 2015 REAP Assembly schedule has been released, a series of public meetings held in 18 different regions throughout the state.

REAP assemblies provide residents of Iowa the opportunity to learn about the impact REAP has had in their region, as well as suggest future projects for REAP consideration and changes to REAP policy, programs and funding. Continue reading

5 fun winter activities in REAP areas

embrace-winter copyWinter doesn’t have to be a time to stay cooped up inside. There are plenty activities to get you outdoors and enjoying the beauty of an Iowa winter. Many of the best places to experience Iowa this time of year are supported by the Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP)* program.

*Although, there is one indoor activity that can help you enjoy the beauty of the outdoors even more. On Tuesday, Feb. 17, come to the Capitol for the 2015 Environmental Lobby Day to tell your legislators why funding the REAP program and protecting Iowa’s natural resources is important to you.

Check out five of our favorite things to do in REAP areas this winter: Continue reading

Speak up for REAP on March 18!

Spring Brook Lake ... Fall foliage25 years ago, the Iowa REAP Program bill passed the Iowa House with 100 votes. The desire to protect Iowa’s land, water and wildlife for future generations was unanimous. This year, in celebration of the over over $300 million in benefits for Iowans with conservation projects in all 99 counties, we want to keep that momentum going.

Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa REAP Alliance, Iowa Environmental Council and many others at the capitol March 18 to voice your support for Iowa’s REAP Program! REAP Day at the Statehouse is our chance to show Iowa legislators that Iowans value protecting our natural resources and supporting outdoor recreation and is a historic opportunity to push for full funding—$25 million for its 25th year! Continue reading