Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2013: Barclay Gift

Posted on April 4, 2013 in Blog


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Dean and Diane Barclay, Allan Maurer, Eric and Terri Barclay and Thomas and Sheryl Cray donated a portion of the value of 101 acres of mixed woodland, oak savanna and prairie located along one mile of the Upper Iowa River in Howard County. This land, located two miles northeast of Lime Springs, provides access to excellent fish habitat. By protecting this diverse property and conducting proper management, wildlife habitat will be preserved and enhanced. The site was purchased by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for eventual ownership and management by the Howard County Conservation Board.

Gift to Iowa's Future

In 2008, Iowa legislators designated the first Monday in April as Gift to Iowa’s Future Day to celebrate and honor individuals, corporations and organizations that have helped permanently protect land for parks, trails, natural areas, fish and wildlife habitats in Iowa.

A number of this year’s honorees worked with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to help them find the right options to protect their land for conservation purposes.