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12/17/14

What $80,000+ means for Iowa By Trail

  We did it! Thanks to more than 230 great people, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation raised $46,610 and met The Wellmark Foundation’s Dec. 15 deadline to secure their $40,000 challenge match grant! What does $86,610 mean for Iowa By Trail? We’ve got big plans for the future: Iowa By Trail will finally be available on all Android devices starting… Read more »

10/23/14

Chichaqua Trail extension—Stay off!

The following message is from Loren Lown (Natural Areas and Parks Administrator, Polk County Conservation) Perhaps you might have the ear of impatient bikers from the Bondurant area where we do not. Two bikers crossed multiple construction barricades and rode toward Des Moines almost to the active paving operation. They rode through hundreds of feet… Read more »

10/07/14

Trail Tuesday: Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Every Tuesday, look for a new featured trail story on our blog – part of our new “Trail Tuesday” series. This will be a way for you to learn about all the different trails we have to offer on our Iowa By Trail app. If you like what you read you can download the app and go explore! For… Read more »

10/01/14

Iowa By Trail app receives $40,000 Wellmark Foundation challenge grant

The Iowa By Trail app, a project of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF), has received a $40,000 challenge grant from The Wellmark Foundation for projects that promote community and individual health. “We’re ecstatic to be partnering with Wellmark to help complete the first portion of our Iowa By Trail app project,” said Hannah Inman, INHF… Read more »

09/23/14

Trail Tuesday: Raccoon River Valley Trail

Every Tuesday, look for a new featured trail story on our blog – part of our new “Trail Tuesday” series. This will be a way for you to learn about all the different trails we have to offer on our Iowa By Trail app. If you like what you read you can download the app… Read more »

09/15/14

Iowa By Trail: Jersey Contest

To celebrate the nearing arrival of the Iowa By Trail app on Android we’re celebrating with a bike jersey contest on the Iowa By Trail Facebook page. Vote for your favorite design for a chance to win a free jersey! We’ll be giving away three jerseys after the contest, so make sure yours is on… Read more »

08/14/14

Iowa By Trail Jersey Contest Winners

RAGBRAI was an amazing week! Thank you to those who visited the Iowa By Trail booth to learn about our app, enter our free jersey drawing and talk about one of out favorite things in Iowa: trails!

07/23/14

Wordless Wednesday – RAGBRAI XLII

Our INHF staff has enjoyed talking about Iowa’s nature and trails with thousands of people while on RAGBRAI this year! Here are some pictures capturing their experience. Check out their journey by liking Iowa by Trail (IBT) on Facebook and be sure to visit their booth in Mason City, Waverly and Independence to learn more… Read more »

07/18/14

Visit our staff on RAGBRAI

This year during RAGBRAI, a few INHF staff members will be riding the whole RAGBRAI route, making media visits and holding events along the way to promote the Iowa by Trail app launch that will take place at the RAGBRAI Expo. In each overnight town, INHF staffers will hold app demonstrations, provide limited edition Iowa… Read more »

07/15/14

Iowa by Trail on RAGBRAI

    Mark your calendars for July 19th, and join INHF at the statewide launch of Iowa by Trail at the RAGBRAI Expo! After 30 years of helping to establish Iowa as the World Capital of Trails, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce “Iowa by Trail,” the all-Iowa multiuse trail app. INHF… Read more »