Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2015: Wirth Gift
The Wirths (middle) pictured here with Chuck Gipp of the Iowa DNR (far left) and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Danielle and Don Wirth donated a conservation easement to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to protect the natural features of their 6-acre property adjacent to the Saylorville Wildlife Management Area and very near the High Trestle Trail in Boone County. The property is within the Des Moines River valley and contains mature oak-hickory woodland, oak savanna and a remnant prairie hillside.
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.