It's nesting time somewhere! Check out this hummingbird cam in sunny California! See links for more birdcams on the "Links" page.

Get your Winter On! Iowa Games Snowshoe Championship Race & Winter Picnic
Hartman Reserve, Bremer County Nature Alliance, Crawdaddy's and other area sponsors present the 2017 Iowa Games Snowshoe Championship Race & Winter Picnic, Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at Ingawanis Woodland, Janesville, Iowa. For more details consult:

After the race, there will be a family fun hike followed by a campfire, winter sport demos, refreshments and more courtesy of the Bremer County Nature Alliance. The Bremer County Readers will also be performing. 

Pledge your support for Iowa's Water and Land Legacy (IWILL) coalition; PRAS Board Members unanimously vote to support this initiative
At the October 18, 2016 PRAS Board meeting, a motion was passed to express the PRAS Board members' unanimous support of Iowa's Water & Land Legacy initiative to secure funding for the constitutional amendment that was passed in 2010 to fund conservation efforts in Iowa. 

Here's the background information: In 2010, 63 percent of Iowans voted for a constitutional amendment to create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, a permanent and constitutionally protected funding source dedicated to clean water, productive agricultural soils and thriving wildlife habitats. Six years later, the Trust Fund sits empty because it requires a sales tax increase of 3/8ths of a cent for funding. 
Given our enormous challenges related to water quality and the clear benefits tied to soil conservation and improving our wildlife habitat, Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy supports raising the sales tax to fund the Trust Fund. --Information courtesy IWILL website.

Check. It. Out: Kip Ladage featured in Iowa Outdoors
PRAS member and one of our favorite PRAS speakers, Kip Ladage, not only has the cover shot on the newest edition of Iowa Outdoor magazine but this talented writer/photographer has also written two of the issue's articles. One article is on cold weather paddling and the other is about using action cameras to document your outdoor adventures. Check out the latest issue at your local library or click to see how to subscribe to this wonderful, full color magazine produced by the Iowa DNR.

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