Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2013: Brotherson Gift
David and Dianne Brotherson have donated a portion of the value of 32 acres north of Ames with riverine wetlands and two kinds of mature woodland. This site adds to the protected portion of the Skunk River Greenbelt and provides a way for the public to hike from McFarland Park to the protected greenbelt. The site was purchased by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for eventual ownership and management by the Story 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.