Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2014: DeCook Gift
With the assistance of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Daniel and Angela DeCook of Pella donated a conservation easement on 200 acres adjacent to the Cedar Creek Unit of Stephens State Forest in Lucas County. With its woodland and reconstructed prairie and wetlands, this property will provide excellent wildlife habitat and open space and will buffer permanently protected land.
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.