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
E.B. Lyons Expansion project has doubled the size of the interpretive center and allowed for expansion of displays and interactive kiosks teaching young and old about nature, history and ecology.