If you’re looking for a way for your family to spend time together and get healthy, a new program from the Iowa Department ofNatural Resources provides resources and recognition for enjoying the outdoors.
The Healthy & Happy Outdoors initiative, or H2O, connects you to Iowa’s natural resources and helps you enjoy an active lifestyle.
It’s easy to get started:
•Register online at www.iowadnr.gov/h2o.
•Get outside. Log your outdoor recreation activities on the H2O website.
•Need recommendations? Find more than 1,600 recreation locations across the state in an interactive map, along with suggestions for outdoor opportunities you might enjoy.
•Win prizes! Each activity you log counts as an entry for regular drawings of outdoor-themed prizes, with a first-year celebration of H2O at the Iowa State Fair in August 2013.
The H2O website will continually grow with tips, healthy resources, additional activities and more. You can also help improve the map – if you visit a recreation area not shown on the map, just include it in your activity log and the H2O team will add it.