Friends of The Mines of Spain

We accomplish many great things as the Friends of the Mines of  Spain. Volunteers of the Friends of Mines of Spain staff the EB Lyons Interpretive Center and support the park through volunteer hours and donations.

You can be a Friend of the Mines of Spain with a yearly membership:

Auditorium and Library Rentals Auditorium Rental

2020 Joan and Howard Higley Bus Scholarship Application – this allows school groups to come to the park. 

Mission Statement
To support, promote and enhance the activities, programs and resources of the EB Lyons Interpretive Center and the Mines of Spain Recreation Area

Support the decisions at the Mines of Spain
Inform the public about the benefits of the Mines of Spain
Assist park by volunteering
Locate funding and materials for projects
Encourage others to enjoy the Mines of Spain
Assist in educational programs


Benefits of becoming a member:
Be invited to special events
Participate in projects and other aspects in the Mines of Spain
Be involved in the Friends annual meeting and other events
Become familiar with Mines of Spain
Meet others interested in preserving the Mines of Spain
Receive newsletters and updates

Please join the Friends of the Mines of Spain today!
To become a friend and member:
Please fill out the information below and print.

Printable Friends Membership Form here

*NOTE: The officers and directors of the Friends of the Mines of Spain
are not compensated. Park Ranger, Park Technician, and the Park Manager are State of Iowa
DNR employees at the Mines of Spain Recreation Area.

Friends of The Mines of Spain, 8991 Suite B Bellevue Heights Rd., Dubuque, IA 52003-9214, 563-556-0620

All information contained within, Copyright 2021 Friends of the Mines of Spain, with special permission from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Board Members

Douglas Olk, M.D., President
Charles Winterwood, M.D., Vice President
Jeremy Woolf, Treasurer
Nancy Wright, Secretary
Wayne Buchholtz, Director
Joe Dolan, Director
Ann Ernst, Ph.D., Director
Dan Ernst, Director
Mike Gibson, Director
Gerda Preston-Hartman, Director
Rich Henderson, Director
Howard Higley, Honorary Director
Melissa Husemann, Director
Beth Kilgore, Director
Tom Martin, Director
Bill Meyer, Director
John Nemmers, Director
Steve Neyens, Director
Gerda Preston-Hartman, Director
Rudy Pruszko, Director
Craig Reber, Director
Jim Rolling, Director
Mary Jo Shear, Director
Jennifer Tigges, Director
Ronald Tigges, Director

Elli Lineburg, Park Manager
Jason Gilmore, Park Ranger
Sue Olsen, Volunteer Coordinator