I’ve always been interested in conservation and community, but Joe’s new-ish job with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation has me following more closely than ever. Summer is definitely in swing!
I’m hoping the weather holds up for the LAUNCH event at Waterworks Park tomorrow! Joe will be helping with the INHF booth. Download the Iowa By Trail app before you go to see exactly where everything will be going down.
We also scored tickets to next weekend’s Concert on the Prairie benefit. I’ve never been to the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (there are bison there!!!) and this seemed like the ultimate excuse to enjoy the outdoors at the end of the week, and it’s kid-friendly, so Emmett will hopefully enjoy it, too.
If you can’t get outside but want to make an impact on the outdoors, check out the MPO’s interactive game to voice your priorities for the future of Des Moines’ creeks and rivers and see how different regional projects might affect what you want.
The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is launching a first-of-its-kind effort to plan water trails in the Greater Des Moines area. The idea: Come up with a master plan for 150 miles of creeks and rivers, including better maps and signs.