Friends, dinner, drinks, and diversity in the outdoors. Join us for an evening to celebrate the Great Outdoors Foundation on November 2, 2018 from 6 – 9 PM at the Jester Park Nature Center! Tour the newly opened nature center and enjoy remarks featuring Rue Mapp, Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro; Honorary Event Chairs, Dr.... Read More
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THE GREAT OUTDOORS FOUNDATION: Central Iowa’s Pathway to Sustainable, Healthy Environments The Great Outdoors Foundation (GOF) is a regional conservation leader and a catalyst for high impact environmental projects. We convene partners with a shared vision, drive collaboration, and raise awareness and funds. OUR PRIORITY INITIATIVES: • Expand and restore natural spaces • Foster outdoor... Read More
Original story via the Business Record. Construction planning for the $10 million Polk County Nature Center at Jester Park kicks off officially today with an announcement at 4 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Previously approved bonds will pay about half the cost, with state grants and private donations covering the rest. “There are... Read More