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Crafting a Win-Win Relationship

James Klein, President of Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, had the honor of the first maple tree tapping of the 2023 syruping season. “I got to tap the first tree last year. That was fun.”…

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Enjoy hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing and fishing while you explore land in various stages of ecological restoration.

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Our programs bring learning to life! Discover the wonders of nature through a wide variety of programming for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Protect

For decades Indian Creek Nature Center has led the area in sustainable building and operations practices.

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Invest in the next generation by helping us instill a love of nature and pass along the knowledge of how to care for our environment.

Get Involved

Pull on a pair of hiking boots and hit the trails, attend an upcoming program or event, join the hundreds of volunteers that help out in myriad ways, become a member, or get involved in any number of ways to belong to a group of dedicated Champions of Nature that are working to preserve, conserve and educate…all while having a wonderful time.

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Crafting a Win-Win Relationship

James Klein, President of Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, had the honor of the first maple tree tapping of the 2023 syruping season. “I got to tap the first tree last year. That was fun.”…
Indian Creek foot bridge

Who Loves a Warmer Winter?

Ups and Downs of Early Spring Temperatures in early February 2024 (dark bars) have consistently been above normal (green), which can cause chaos and opportunity for local plants and animals. It’d be fair to say…
Tending Iowa's Land Book Review

Tending Iowa’s Land Book Review

A Read Worthy of Reflection  A Book Overview by Katie Giorgio ‘Tending Iowa’s Land: Pathways to a Sustainable Future’ received the 2023 Midwest Book Award. At the start of reading Tending Iowa’s Land: Pathways to…

Championing Diversity in the Outdoors

Our work to create Champions of Nature through education and inspiration cannot be achieved without racial and social justice as well.
We stand in solidarity with those seeking justice and change, and are committed to doing our part to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility are at the forefront of our work. Everyone should feel welcome and safe to enjoy the outdoors.

We recognize we have work to do. It is not news that environmental organizations often lack in diversity, ourselves included. We are not a leader in this movement, but our goal is to be an ally. We are showing up by listening and educating ourselves, as well as taking action to be more inclusive and equitable in our work. In July 2019, we began a multi-year staff training and educational program in diversity, equity and inclusion. We are continuing those necessary and important conversations and applying what we learn in the work we do. We continue to ask ourselves what we can do to combat racism and inequality and are taking steps to diversify our opportunities and programming.

Just like you need nature, nature needs you!