Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2014: Knudtson Gift
Michael and Linda Knudtson of Milford made a bargain sale of 35 acres in Dickinson County to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Mill Creek flows through the property and eventually into the Little Sioux River. The Dickinson CCB has a long term vision of developing a water trail along this creek, and Dickinson County PF has worked with the Knudtsons to plant shrubs and improve pheasant habitat here. The property will eventually transfer from INHF to Dickinson CCB.
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.