- preventing invasive species
- preserving and protecting the wetlands in the Iowa Great Lakes watersheds
- participating in the control of lake developments to prevent environmental threats
- promoting sustainable urban and agricultural development that won’t upset the delicate ecological balance of the lakes and watershed
- informing the community of any concerns and actions that must be taken to act on those ecological concerns
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Secures Option to Protect East Okoboji Shoreline
By Abby Terpstra
INHF Donor Relations Director
The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) recently secured an option to purchase the 50 acres directly north of Bedell State Park that includes 2,020 feet of natural shoreline. This is the largest remaining section of unprotected, wild shoreline in the Iowa Great Lakes.
The East Okoboji Shoreline project will help keep the natural character of the lake shore, will ensure important areas for wildlife and plants are protected and betters water quality.
The OPA's quick action to use $25,000 from the recent generous bequests from Peppy and Norm Bahr toward this project was instrumental in helping secure the option.
Joe McGovern, President of the INHF, says, “INHF is delighted to be working with OPA and other partners to protect this noteworthy place. It is a tremendous undertaking and we wouldn't be able to do it without this great partnership.”
This link is provided by Jane Shuttleworth to the video of CLAMP O WEEN. This was created to review the CLAMP results for the Iowa Great Lakes.