Prairie Rivers of Iowa Open House, Drake University Survey, New Board Members,  Squaw Creek Watershed and more in our fall newsletter.
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As you read the in newsletter article below, Prairie Rivers of Iowa is Drake University's 2014-2015 capstone client for their Public Relations program. Senior students majoring in PR are currently conducting research to Prairie Rivers of Iowa's targeted audiences, one of them being internal (employees, donors and volunteers) which is where all of you come into the picture! 
The internal research team would love your input as to get a better idea of how Prairie Rivers of Iowa communicates (and could improve communicating) with you. If you could take two minutes of your time to fill out the survey (in the link below) it would be greatly appreciated. 
All individual information collected will be completely confidential by the students and their advisor. The only information shared with Prairie Rivers of Iowa will be the overall results and trends from the survey. 
To take the survey please click the link below:
Thank you for helping Prairie Rivers of Iowa,

Penny Brown Huber, Executive Director

Prairie Rivers of Iowa to host Open House 11/25

By Prairie Rivers of Iowa
Prairie Rivers of Iowa will be hosting their annual Open House November 25th from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. As we are grateful for your continued support, we will celebrate all of our programs and provide 3 learning demos during the Open ...[Read More Here]

Giving Tuesday

By Prairie Rivers of Iowa
There's Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, December 2nd. It is to bring together donors, volunteers and communities around a common cause that is near...[Read More Here]

Prairie Rivers of Iowa working with Drake University Students

By Prairie Rivers of Iowa
Prairie Rivers of Iowa is happy to have entered early this year into a partnership with Drake University's Public Relations Research Methods (JMC 136) and Public Relations...[Read More Here]

Looking to Hire a Lincoln Highway Intern

By Prairie Rivers of Iowa
The Lincoln Highway Association and Prairie Rivers of Iowa are teaming up to create an online communication internship. See our job page on our site to learn more about this great opportunity and how to apply as well. The posting closes Nov. 21st...[Read More Here]

Log Cabin Getaway - Family, Wallet, Environmentally Friendly

By Jessica Johnson,
Marketing Coordinator
Getting away is essential to all of our sanity's from time to time. When we do get away we want something the whole family can enjoy, plenty of activities and so on. What if I told you this winter you can have alll...[Read More Here]

Barn Owls May Be Coming Back to Iowa

By Erv Klaas,
Board Vice President

I just finished reading the Fall 2014 issue of the DNR’s Wildlife Diversity Newsletter in which biologist Bruce Ehresman wrote an article entitled “What’s Happening With Iowa’s Barn Owls?”  It brought back nostalgic memories...[Read More Here]

New Board Member Tonia McCarley Receives Award

From Iowa State University
Tonia is a recently elected board member for Prairie Rivers of Iowa who is accomplishing big things in her professional career at Iowa State University. McCarley was nominated by her peers and awarded the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence ...[Read More Here]

Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway:  Year
in Review

By John Mazzello,
Project Coordinator
With 2014 nearly in the rearview mirror and 2015 starting to appear in the headlights, now is a good time to take a look back at the Lincoln Highway’s 101st year in Iowa.  2014 saw a deepening of the Lincoln Highway...[Read More Here]

Squaw Creek Watershed Management adopts new mission and goals

By Prairie Rivers of Iowa
The Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority Board (SCWMA) has been meeting to place the final touches on their watershed management plan with the help of Emmons and Olivier Resources, Inc. (EOR) from Oakdale, Minnesota (a water resource-based engineering and...[Read More Here]

Ride. Eat. Repeat. 1st Annual Local Food Cycle

By Ruth Powell-Hulstrom,
Local Foods Coordinator
September 7th was an exceptionally perfect day for a bicycle ride. 70 degrees with a slight wind out of the south made for the finest circumstances to enjoy the 1st Annual Local Food Cycle, a bicycle ride celebrating...[Read More Here]

Why are pine nuts so expensive?

By Shane Donegan
Urban Forestry  Specialist
If you like making delicious dishes like pesto you might have wondered to yourself, "why are pine nuts so expensive?". It's mostly because pine nuts are not grown on farms or plantations, they're collected in the wild...[Read More Here]

New Board Members have Joined Prairie Rivers of Iowa

By Prairie Rivers of Iowa
Prairie Rivers of Iowa is always growing and changing! We have had a couple new faces elected to our board in the past couple months. Meet Tonia, Cortney, and Jan at our website to checkout their experienced backgrounds...[Read More Here]
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