Gift to Iowa's Future Day

By Taylor on April 5, 2013 in Blog


Over 20 landowners, families and organizations were honored for their gifts to conservation in 2012.

Over 20 landowners, families and organizations were honored for their gifts to conservation in 2012.
Photo by Jessica Rilling

On Monday, April 1, members of the INHF staff joined Governor Terry Branstad, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and other legislators at the Iowa State Capitol to recognize individuals, families, businesses and organizations for gifts to Iowa's future in 2012 in the form of land or land value for conservation.

The gifts totaled more than $5 million and protected 3,500 acres in 21 counties.

“Gift to Iowa’s Future Day is always a meaningful event for all of us,” said INHF President Mark Ackelson. “Landowners around the state receive well-deserved recognition for their generous gifts to conservation that will provide beautiful, natural spaces for future generations. The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is honored to have worked with these dedicated individuals, families and organizations.”

Twelve of this year's honorees worked with the INHF to find the right options to permanently protect their land for conservation purposes. Learn more about the individual donors on our website. If you’re interested in learning how you can protect your land with INHF, click here.