Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation
Tri-Rivers is the culmination of our shared
commitment to the natural and cultural history of the Louisa
Resource Area that will one day be showcased in the Louisa
Interpretive Center. Read below to learn more.
Commitment: The Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation is a group of dedicated
volunteers who are committed to enhancing the natural resources
of Louisa County, Iowa and surrounding areas. The nonprofit
foundation provides support
for the Louisa County Conservation Board, environmental
awareness and integrated family outdoor education. Public and
private partnerships have been formed to provide for resource
development, preservation and study.
This area has a diverse mix of natural features that support
significant outdoor recreation. The topography of the
region developed along with the drainage patterns of the Iowa,
Cedar and Mississippi Rivers. The current natural
resources display a dynamic pattern that encompass stream, flood
plain, bottom land, cropland, marsh, upland and savannah
habitats. This habitat diversity supports a unique animal
and plant community.
Cultural History: The
Tri-Rivers area can trace its human history from Archaic
Indians, through mound builders and pioneer agriculture to the
current rural setting. Louisa County residents enjoy the
amenities offered by open spaces, small towns and productive
agriculture. The residents have a history and identity
with this area that can be shared and enjoyed with other people.
Interpretive Center: The
concept of an interpretive center to showcase Louisa County's
natural and cultural history developed over the years through
the efforts of the Langwood Resource Committee, Langwood
Advisory Committee, Louisa County Conservation Board and the
Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation.