These grants award $1000 to engage Iowa’s youth in innovative ecological restoration efforts.


  • Cassandra Cook (Polk County Conservation) “Youth Corps: Turtlehead Fen Restoration” – $1000


  • Tony Vorwald (Jackson County Conservation) “Engaging High School and College Students in Jackson County Conservation’s People Prairie Project” – $1000


  • Casey Kohrt (Friends of Hickory Hill, Iowa City IA), “Friends of Hickory Hill Restore Iowa! Grant” – $730


  • Chad Graeve (Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County Conservation), “Hitchcock Nature Center Invasives Removal by Students” – $1000
    Funded in part by Linda Scarth memorial funds


Erika Schoenberg (Polk County Conservation), “2018 Summer Youth Corps Activities” – $925

Funded by Linda Scarth memorial funds


  • Kenneth Slocum (Clayton County Conservation), “Clayton County Conservation Youth Conservationist Program” – $537
  • Shaun Vecera (Hawkeye Area Council Conservation Committee, Iowa City IA), “Boy Scouts of America – Invasive Removal and Education” – $845


  • Jennifer Stoffel, Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA), $1,000, “Management of university owned prairie remnant used for conservation and plant research and instruction.”


  • Ann Burns (Jackson County Conservation Board), “Working with at-risk high school students (My Community, My Future Summer Youth Corps) on woodland restoration and plant identification” – $1000
  • Nancy Forrest (For Lands Sake! landowners association), “Signage to educate the public about ongoing woodland restorations” – $300


  • Mike Todd (Ames High School, work to be done on Ames Prairie), “Students Engaging Other Students in Prairie Restoration” – $1000
  • Jake Hart (Johnson County Heritage Trust, based in Iowa City), “Pappy Dickens Preserve [Savanna] Timber Restoration” – $1000


  • Beverly Grindeman-Adams (Metro Alternative High School) and Jean Wiedenheft (Indian Creek Nature Center), Cedar Rapids, “High School Students Restore a Bog at Indian Creek Nature Center” – $1000