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.
Nominations for our Best Development Awards are open from Sept. 1 – Nov. 13, 2017. In addition to the online nomination on our website (search the categories below), there is an application fee. Application fee must be done electronically with this link for acceptiva. Nominators will receive a confirmation by email. The email will have a … Continue reading 2017 Best Development Award Nominations now open→
Protecting topsoil is one of 1000 Friends of Iowa's highest priorities. Last fall, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Commission gutted the requirement to maintain at least 4 inches of topsoil on residential construction sites, and we are turning to individual communities to take action. The City of Clive is in … Continue reading Iowa communities moving forward with topsoil rules.→
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