INHF projects receive REAP funding

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:

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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

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

Smithsonian exhibit at the Hurstville Interpretive Center

Courtesy of O'Brien County Conservation

Courtesy of O’Brien County Conservation

The Hurstville Interpretive Center will be the temporary home of “Listening to the Prairie: Farming in Nature’s Image,” an educational exhibit created by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Iowa Natural Resources License Plates

P1070570_editedIowans can support conservation and highlight some of the state’s wildlife species with their car license plate.

The five variations of Iowa’s natural resource plates feature the state bird and flower (American goldfinch and wild rose), a beautiful pheasant, a majestic eagle, an Iowa buck or a Brook trout.

A portion of the price for these license plates, formerly known as REAP plates, goes to support the Wildlife Diversity Program and the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program. Continue reading

Your legislators need to hear from you!

e1365690539We are entering a critical time during the legislative process. For the first time in many years, the Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP) has a real chance at being fully funded! But we need your help. Legislators are saying they really aren’t hearing from their constituents that conservation is a priority. There’s an easy remedy.

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