Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2015: Brown/Kress Gift
Katherine Brown, David Kress and Lowell and Betty Kress donated four acres of land in Buchanan County to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation that will eventually become part of Cedar Rock State Park. The addition of this inholding will unify protected land in the park and add to the developing nature complex along the Wapsipinicon River. The Wapsi River is a Protected Water Area, and this stretch of the river is a state designated Water Trail.
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.