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

UPCYCLE Stewards

Have you wanted to help improve Des Moines’ water quality, diversify the woodlands or help the Blank Park Zoo? If you said yes to any of those questions, then here is an event that you will love!

UPCYCLE is partnering with the city of Des Moines, Blank Park Zoo, Trees Forever and Polk County Conservation to help clean up Greenwood Park. The native species in the park’s woodlands are competing with many invasive species. Continue reading

15 Seconds of Rainy Afternoon Serenity

On a rainy Friday afternoon we headed to Thomas Mitchell Park to check out some of the great work the Polk County Conservation Board has been doing to help improve water quality in Iowa. Without organizations like them, bodies of water like the lake at Thomas Mitchell Park would no longer exist for public use.

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