DES MOINES, IOWA (July 21, 2022) — The Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) published a report today outlining the nearly $100 million in public tax-dollars allocated by Iowa legislators since 2013 for water-quality improvements for Iowa.
MARION, IOWA (July 21, 2022) — Trees Forever is hosting an informational session for community leaders to learn about its carbon-crediting program and how carbon credits can be used to generate revenue for their Iowa or Illinois towns. The session will be held Tuesday, August 2, Noon, via a virtual Zoom meeting.
DES MOINES, IOWA (July 19, 2022) — Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) has announced a new expansion of KIB's Hometown Pride program with the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA), the Board of Supervisors of Dubuque and Jackson Counties, and fourteen communities: Preston, Sabula, Baldwin, LaMotte, Miles, Asbury, Holy Cross, Luxemburg, Maquoketa, New Vienna, Peosta, Rickardsville, Sageville, and Worthington.
DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 24, 2022) — River Action recently received a mini-grant award of $3,000 from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in support of the 18th annual Explore the River Summer Education Series.
MARION, IOWA (May 31, 2022) — Trees Forever, The Tallgrass Prairie Center, various County Conservation Boards and Roadside Programs are offering Stewards of the Beautiful Land for a fifth year, starting Tuesday, June 14. Stewards of the Beautiful Land is a four-session course, meeting monthly, geared for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to learn more about prairie plants, trees, and forests, and the environments they thrive in, and how to advocate for native landscapes.
DIXON, IOWA (May 25, 2022) — Trees Forever, Scott County Conservation Board, Scott County Roadsides, and partners are offering the Stewards of the Beautiful Land Series to individuals in Scott and surrounding counties. Stewards of the Beautiful Land is a four-session course, meeting monthly, geared for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to learn more about prairie plants, trees, and forests, and the environments they thrive in, and how to advocate for native landscapes.
COAL VALLEY, ILLINOIS (May 16, 2022) — The Niabi Zoo is pleased and excited to announce having received a grant for $160,000 from the Roy J Carver charitable trust. The grant will help fund our new Painted dog exhibit, an important component in our Niabi Zoo Masterplan. “So many wonderful and exciting additions have been made, and are underway at the zoo,” said Director Lee Jackson.
COAL VALLEY, ILLINOIS (April 27, 2021) — The Niabi Zoo is excited to announce the birth of two Fennec Foxes ( Vulpes zerda). Fennec foxes are native to the Sahara and Sinai deserts of North Africa, and are active hunters of small mammals and reptiles. Fennec foxes are the smallest of all fox species and are known for their unusually large ears that serve to both locate prey underground and to dissipate heat from their bodies in the harsh desert environment.
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