Land Donors Honored During Reception in Des Moines
DES MOINES – More than 3,100 acres of Iowa land with an estimated value of $6 million was permanently protected through donations for conservation.
The donors associated with the 21 donations of land or land value will be recognized during a ceremony on April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Supreme Court room 103, at the State Capitol, in Des Moines. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is scheduled to attend.
Landowners who are in attendance will be honored individually for their donation.
The first Monday in April is designated as the Gift to Iowa’s Future Recognition Day to recognize, celebrate and honor individuals and corporations who have donated land or a conservation easement to benefit Iowa’s parks, trails, fish and wildlife habitat, natural areas, open spaces and public recreation areas for other public uses and benefits.