Sustainability, Community, Preservation, Restoration

1000 Friends of Iowa, founded in 1998, is a statewide nonprofit organization focused on land use education. Our mission is to unite Iowans in efforts to protect farmland & natural areas, revitalize neighborhoods, towns & cities and improve quality of life for future generations.


1000 Friends of Iowa is accepting nominations for our 2014 Best Development Awards! Are there projects in your community deserving of recognition? Are there leaders exhibiting a commitment to Smart Growth Planning? Help us recognize and promote their hard work! The deadline for nominations is Sunday, November 30, 2014, download the 2014 nomination form today!


Join us for the Annual Meeting November 7, 2014 from 5-7:00 p.m., at the Griffieon Family Farm. Learn more about 1000 Friends of Iowa, share your ideas & suggestions, help shape programming for the coming year and enjoy a farm fresh meal provided by the Griffieon Family Farm. RSVP by November 4th to Crystal Leto at and join us for dinner and discussion!