Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2014: Wynn Dykstra Gift
Dennis Wynn and Debra Dykstra of Sioux City donated a 150-acre conservation easement in Plymouth County with the help of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The property represents rugged Loess Hills landscape and contains high quality loess hill prairie, bur oak woodlands, and scenic vistas. It also provides an important buffer for Mount Talbot State Preserve’s rich botanical resources and contains numerous species of flora and fauna.
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.