The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News

Features

December 5, 2012

Mural will bring eco center to life

CAMANCHE — New exhibits at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center are moving along smoothly thanks to a $105,000 grant from Alliance Pipeline.

The money will go toward the nature gallery that will feature several interactive displays.    

“We are really excited for this grant,” Executive Director of Clinton County Conservation Walt Wickham said. “This will certainly make a difference in getting our nature gallery.”

Alliance Pipeline will be presenting a check in the amount of $35,000 to the Clinton County Conservation Foundation today at the Eco Tourism Center.

This is the first of three installments over three years of a $105,000 pledge to the center.

“Alliance Pipeline covers Clinton County and we work hard to be a good neighbor,” Senior Communications Advisor Rob Gray said.

The company that has a branch in Maquoketa and is headquartered out of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, gives out $1.8 million a year in grants to its 150 communities covering three provinces in Canada and four states in the U.S.

This money is distributed to safety, energy education, leadership, environment and community development.

“It was a good fit with our environment focus,” Gray said. “It’s an exciting way to promote the Mississippi River, highlight environmental conservation and educate others about wildlife and nature.”

While the multi-country organization gives out many grants, this is one of their bigger contributions, according to Gray.

With this large donation to the Eco Center, just about $95,000 is needed to complete the nature gallery. Artist Susan Holgersson is currently painting a mural in the gallery that illustrates the nature and wildlife of the river.

The painting is expected to be completed in late January or early February. After that, Midwest Exhibits will come in and install a variety of unique learning spots for children and adults to enjoy. This includes a turtle pond, blue heron exhibit, interactive water exhibit, other native animals and more. Clinton County Conservation hopes to have the exhibits up and running this spring.

1
Text Only
Features
  • Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

    On the other hand, with a net favorability of -8, Jar Jar is considerably more popular than the U.S. Congress, which currently enjoys a net favorability rating of -65.

    July 23, 2014

  • 7-22-14 water 2 Rotary Club donation gets water to Haitians CLINTON — Nine Haitian communities now have the blessing of clean water due to the work of local Iowa Rotary clubs, including Clinton’s, and the charity Water for Life.Water for Life Directors Joy and Leon Miller have been drilling wells for years as

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22-14 Emily Evans 7 seek pageant crown CLINTON — The time has come for Miss Clinton County Brandy Herrington to pass her crown on to the next lucky contestant and this year the competition is thick.When the event commences on Saturday at the DeWitt Central Performing Arts Center, seven yo

    July 22, 2014 7 Photos

  • Jhanson Calling America home CLINTON — Born in Russia, Natasha Jhanson now considers the United States her home.When the 41-year-old was born in Russia, the Soviet Union was still intact. When Natasha was 14, the area split into multiple countries. At that point, her family move

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-18-14 Party in the Park Party in the Park a big hit CAMANCHE — Nearly 300 people joined together Thursday to celebrate their community and all it has to offer to its residents.During the fourth annual Party in the Park, Camanche combined all their forces including city councilmen, business owners and

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 130408_NT_BEA_good kids We're raising a generation of timid kids

    A week ago, a woman was charged with leaving her child in the car while she went into a store. Her 11-year-old child. This week, a woman was arrested for allowing her 9-year-old daughter to go to the park alone. Which raises just one question: America, what the heck is wrong with you?

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Choir reunion spanning five decades CLINTON — Music helped Dan Ivory form long-lasting bonds. A Clinton High graduate in 1989, Ivory said being able to sing and play in the marching band was a rewarding experience for him, one he has sorely missed over the last 25 years.“Being in a cap

    July 14, 2014

  • Jered Birt Birt joins Northeast staff DEWITT — After eight years of teaching physical education and coaching in the Central Community School District in DeWitt, Jered Birt, 33, will move to Northeast Middle/High School.Birt was recently named the assistant principal at Northeast Middle/H

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 'Y' raising funds with annual art event CLINTON — What difference can $20,000 make for the YWCA’s mission? That’s the amount raised from last year’s Art Under the Stars event, all of which went toward helping support the association’s victims of violence mission work.“It truly is entertain

    July 11, 2014

  • Slate of 'family-friendly' activities begins July 16 DEWITT — Clinton County has found its “fair niche,” said county fair director Mary Stevenson. The goal is to keep the event family friendly, and with four days packed with activities, Stevenson feels that her group has accomplished the task once agai

    July 10, 2014

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook