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FRIENDS OF THE MINES OF SPAIN
December 14, 2010

Group has raised a significant amount of funds in the past five years to expand the EB Lyons Interpretive Center by adding 7400 sq. feet of space and all new exhibits in the former 6300 sq. foot faciity. The group is well organized and used all funds wisely.
They have been organized since 1997 and are a non proft orggzination. They raised funds and utilzed donations in a professional manner. All funds were and have been used for the specific request of the donor or for intepretive and educational needs and facility improvements in the park.
The group recently was honored with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Volunteer Project Award for 2010. They also have recived Volunteer Group awards in 2003 and 2006 from Iowa DNR

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I operate the center that the freinds group raised the funds to add onto. The center is a professional building with a lot of thought into it. The group helped in designing the building, designing the new exhbiits and displays and assisted in the cash flow and management of the funds.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change anything in the organization. They are very well organized

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

work with the group

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Short term prriority is to create additonal exhibits for the center. Expand and improve the parks trail system. Improve on the volunteer programs in the park Expand on the interpretive programming in the park.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Create the Mines of Spain Recreation Area a top destination in Iowa and the midwest.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Board member. staff of park.