Iowa Outdoors - Trains, Trails, Rivers, Creeks, and Gardens

Originally broadcast 07/21/2021 

Bob BourneRailroad Historian, and vice president of the Ames History Museum, gave us a brief rundown on how Iowa developed more railroad tracks than any other state.  Then Lisa Hein,  from the Natural Heritage Foundation told us about the transformation of an abandoned railroad line into Iowa’s High Trestle Trail.  Since the High Trestle Trail overlooks the Des Moines River the next place to go was the organization that cares for rivers, Prairie Rivers of Iowa.  Doug Cooper and Mike Kellner told us about how that organization is celebrating its 21st birthday on August 20 at Alluvial Brewing Company (and where to get tickets) "Butterflies, Bees, and Brew"    And Steve Lekwa, retired Story County Conservation Officer, addressed the question “Who Were the Ioway.” We ended in the garden of Dr. Patricia Tice, who told us the story of her invention of The Plant Patron which successfully and humanely keeps critters from damaging plants in gardens.

LOCAL TALK 20 July 2021

Originally broadcast 07/20/2021 

Dr. Tyler Harms, Avian Advocate and Biometrician with the IDNR:  visits about Chimney Swifts, found in downtown Ames Iowa and share some natural history about these urban birds. 

Jenny Fields Development Specialist Iowa Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association  Ames Walk for Alzheimer’s coordinator scheduled for the 16th of October 2021 at the Tedesco Learning Center trail/park count University Avenue in the research park area.

Susan Qwiasda, City of Ames Public Relations Officer reviews the upcoming rummage rampage and also reminds Ames residents that Friday the 23rd is the deadline to apply for a position on the citizen Board for the Ames Climate Action Plan.    Donald Kom, Director of Ames Electrical Services discusses today’s open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the EV fast charger stations being activated for use at the Dayton Avenue Kum and Go ?  EV vehicles will be available for viewing and test drives from 3 to 4:30 pm on July 20.  Also, the Ames History Museum display about the 125th anniversary of the municipal power plant opens  Tuesday, 20th of July with free cupcakes on Wednesday, July 21.

LOCAL TALK 15 July 2021

Originally broadcast 07/15/2021 

Dr. Michael White host of Baroque and Beyond, discusses a timely topic- Lyme disease.

Susan Qwiasda, City of Ames Public Relations Officer and Resource Recovery Plant Superintendent Bill Schmitt details of Rummage RAMPage including how to get involved, how to shop, and how to donate

Anna, Magnusson  KHOI’s Top “Good News Banana” brightens our day with her Heart to heart messages; offering Poems, Music, and a review of good news in our community.

LOCAL TALK 13 July 2021

Originally broadcast 07/13/2021 

Hickory Grove Park park/lake renovation celebration and rededication. Listen to Interviews with Craig Meyers, Chair Story County Conservation Board and Steve Lekwa past Director Story County Conservation Board.

Erica Place, Outreach Coordinator for SCConservation joined in for her monthly visit covering, the natural areas Story County has to offer; and up and coming events and additional summer activities. 

Susan Qwiasda, City of Ames Public Relations Officer reviews upcoming City Council mtg.  Kayley Barrios Lain, Energy Services Coordinator. updates our listeners about the EV Fast Charger. the ribbon-cutting planned for July 20 and some of the events connected with the 125th anniversary of public power in Ames.


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