Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Keepers of the Land AmeriCorps program leads Iowans in conserving and enhancing natural resources throughout the state. The program's goals and objectives focus on caring for and engaging in environmental stewardship and awareness in Iowa's state parks, forests, fisheries, and wildlife areas. AmeriCorps members work to meet the program goals which include: linking urban populations to nearby fishing opportunities, working with state park visitors to participate in healthy activities, engaging school children in activities designed to connect them to their environment, improving water quality, restoring wildlife habitat, and constructing new outdoor recreation trails. All of these efforts will assist in improving the quality of life for Iowans and ensure a legacy for future generations.