The Outdoor Alliance of Story County was established in 2013 as a non-profit organization at the request of Mike Cox, the Director of Story County Conservation. Since then, the Outdoor Alliance has raised funds for land acquisitions, student educational opportunities, adult outdoor education, and initiated service projects with Story County Conservation, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and many other formal and informal groups and individuals.
Plans for 2019 include our on-going efforts to raise funds for Story County Conservation’s water monitoring program. This is the first step in addressing water quality issues in the county. Improving water quality will enhance our health, our communities and outdoor recreational opportunities.
The Outdoor Alliance’s mission is to enhance recreation, education and conservation in Story County by working with our many partners. More information about the Outdoor Alliance, our previous and on-going projects, as well as membership information, is at oasco.org.
On July 1, 2018 our Co-op Nickel program was replaced by “Change for Community.” Instead of being asked to donate your bag refunds you will have the option to round-up to the nearest dollar and donate that change to the monthly Change for Community recipient. Many co-ops around the country have moved their donation program to this structure and they are raising a substantial amount of money for their local organizations!
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