"Permanent land protection is the heart of INHF" said Joe Jayjack, as he gave us a brief overview of the work of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, which has protected more than 1,000 diverse wild places since its founding in 1979 (150,000 acres) and plans to protect an additional 5,000-8,000 acres annually. Switching to politics, Des Moines lawyer Channing Dutton told us about the work of Citizens Climate Lobby (Des Moines), which encourages candidates for office to speak out on the issue of Climate Change. He described the CCL sponsored Climate Solutions Caucus in Congress which is strictly bi-partisan by limiting it's membership to equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats.
Then we turned to May delights in our area. For May Day we spoke with Brian Smith, owner of Everts Flowers, celebrating its 95th Anniversary. Then we went out to the Story County Conservation Center to hear from Erica Place about the Partners Spring Festival. James Gideon came into our studio to tell us about the Boone River Valley Festival, which is being put on by members of the Boone Action Association.
- Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
- Citizens Climate Lobby (Des Moines)
- Climate Solutions Caucus
- Everts Flowers
- Story County Conservation Center
- Boone River Valley Festival
Originally broadcast 05/03/2017
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