Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2015: Eno Gift
John Eno bequeathed his fifth-generation family farm for conservation: 115 acres to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, 43 acres to Clayton County Conservation. He asked that the land be known as "Eagle Prairie Reserve" in memory of his parents, James F. Eno and Florence Eno. The property contains a mixture of good quality farmland and native grassland bordering a spring-fed creek. An active eagle nest has been on the property for many years.
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.