CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy and the Indian Creek Nature Center are forming a long-term energy and education partnership, with plans to announce details at an upcoming news conference.
Douglas Kopp, President of Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility, and John Myers, Executive Director of the Indian Creek Nature Center, will make the announcement Jan. 7 about a “first in the state partnership” to power the new Amazing Space project with renewable energy.
Amazing Space is the Indian Creek Nature Center’s project to develop an enhanced outdoor campus and a new, completely sustainable 12,000-square-foot building.
In late October, the design team authorized the initial site surveys and tests to ensure appropriate placement of the building on the new campus, with a planned groundbreaking in spring 2015.
More than 75 percent of the fundraising goal has been met. For more information, see: www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org/amazingspace
Located in Cedar Rapids, Indian Creek Nature Center is Iowa’s first and only privately owned and operated non-profit nature center. With 290 acres of land under its management, the Nature Center hosts thousands of visitors each year for nature-based programs and activities. The mission of the Indian Creek Nature Center is to promote a sustainable future by nurturing individuals through environmental education, providing leadership in land protection and restoration, and encouraging responsible interaction with nature.