Join the Jasper Newton Foundation as they celebrate 30 Years in 2021. Look forward to an anniversary blog series, recapping the last 30 years in your community.
By Alyssa Nyberg Photo credit: Shari McCollough Thank goodness for the Smith’s longspur. It’s a welcome distraction… a mission, a challenge, a journey to temporarily take my mind and heart off the concern and anxiety that I have been feeling about COVID-19. This little six to seven-inch plump bird, with a caramel-colored breast, black-and-white striped […]
By Alyssa Nyberg My drive to work involves one-stop sign and a herd of bison. It hasn’t always been that way… My commute used to involve one stop sign and several agricultural fields. That all started to change in 1996, when The Nature Conservancy began planting 8,000 newly-acquired acres with native prairie grasses and flowers. […]
Article written by Alyssa Nyberg Last week I had the misfortune of catching a northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) in a mousetrap at the Kankakee Sands Seed Barn. As uncomfortable as I felt for ending the life of that little shrew, I had to admit, it was quite thrilling to hold the tiny firecracker of […]
2019 has been a rollercoaster year full of challenges, solutions, good things, and giving in Jasper and Newton Counties. Since the Jasper Newton Foundation is always pushing for creative ways to get people connected and love where we live – we curated the perfect listing of the TOP 19 events in 2019. These events are […]