Toledo native Adam Ledvina will be spending his summer outdoors, helping to preserve and restore Iowa's natural beauty through a unique internship program.
He is the son of Mike and Connie Ledvina, rural Toledo.
The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation selected Ledvina and nine other students from Iowa colleges as land stewardship interns for the summer of 2012. INHF looks for college students who possess a passion for conservation and a desire to learn hands-on techniques for preserving Iowa's natural resources.
Ledvina graduated from South Tama County High School in 2009. He is an incoming senior at Central College where he is majoring in environmental studies.
"My favorite part has been getting to drive all over Iowa and see what the state has to offer," Ledvina said.
INHF chooses its land stewardship interns based on their dedication to conservation and their passion for preserving Iowa's natural resources.
"We look for a commitment to conservation in Iowa," said INHF Land Stewardship Program Director Joe McGovern. "The interns' contribution is important because we work to restore rare and special native habitats throughout Iowa. The interns' work allows us to increase our capacity to do high quality restoration work."
Ledvina's internship is sponsored by the Stravers Family.
INHF is a nonprofit, conservation group that works with private landowners and other partners to protect Iowa's land, water and wildlife. Since its founding in 1979, INHF has helped protect more than 120,000 acres of Iowa's wild places.