Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2014: Boy Scout Gift
The Winnebago Council of the Boy Scouts of America helped protect 383 acres of the former Winnebago Scout Reservation camp in Floyd County with a bargain sale donation to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The area contains large stands of upland and bottomland woodland, an oxbow wetland, grassland, row crop fields and several structures. The site will transfer to Floyd County Conservation Board for management and public use for camping, hiking, nature study, and water recreation.
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.