Protecting these few remaining natural areas provides places where everyone has the opportunity to learn about and enjoy native habitats and where diverse flora and fauna have a chance to persist.
Bur Oak Land Trust is a land trust that accepts donations of land from residents and landowners who want their natural areas to be in the public trust, available for present and future generations.
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The Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – 107.24 acres of woods and former pasture land, including 5 acres of reconstructed prairie, donated in 1981 by Webster and Gloria Gelman, John Greenleaf and Barbara Greenleaf Buckley, Gerald and Sarah Howe, and Mauricio and Emilia Lasansky. It is located at 2545 Sugar Bottom Road, Solon IA 52333, about 1.5 miles NW of the intersection with Newport Road.
Listen to Jason Taylor talk about Turkey Creek Nature Preserve restoration efforts:
Check out this Instagram photo album of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve! Turkey Creek Nature Preserve photos