Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park

Erv Klaas, at the dedication of his stone along the upland trail. 8/22/2020

Erv's services will be livestreamed (also available via Zoom)   

Erv Klaas Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 27, 2024

2:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, 1015 Hyland Ave, Ames, IA

Here is a link to Erv's obituary. 

“A Big Tree is down….”

This line from a song by Minnesota songwriter and author, Doug Wood, talks about the loss of “big trees” in the human conservation community. We lost another one this past week. In the early morning hours of July 6, Dr. Erwin Klaas passed from this life having served this Earth and conservation for 88 years.

We will miss Erv immensely, but his memory and the lessons he taught us will live on. Rest well and in peace, my friend. Your legacy will carry on.

- Jim Pease, President, Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park, July 8, 2024.

NOTE: Services for Erv will take place Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1015 N. Hyland in Ames.

Click on this link to read the entire tribute to Erv, written by our current Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park board president, Dr. Jim Pease. 

Join the Friends!

If you are interested in the park, its unique properties and potentials, and what it represents, we invite you to become a member of the Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park.

Members will receive regular alerts about activities at the park and will have the opportunity to help shape its future.

Please send this form and donation to:

Stephanie Fox, Treasurer

3607 Fletcher Blvd 

Ames IA 50010

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Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park

The Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park is a group of citizens who appreciate the variety of opportunities provided by the park and wish to help assure its continued success.

Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park Mission:

The Friends group was incorporated as a non-profit organization on July 8, 2010, and was approved as a 501(c)3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service soon after. It elected its first Board of Directors on August 5, 2010.

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