Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2014: Weigle Gift

Posted on March 13, 2014 in Blog


Jim and Donna Weigle of Golden Valley, MN, donated a key 5-acre wooded bluff overlooking the Upper Iowa River in Winneshiek County to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Jim’s parents purchased Weigle Woods to protect it and donated one of the first conservation easements in the Chimney Rock area in 1989. This donation expands the protection of this scenic bluff and entrusts it to INHF.

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.