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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.

The Bur Oak Land Trust is a land trust which 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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Volunteer Spotlight: Jerry Denehy

Featured Property: Shimek Ravine

Shimek Ravine – 13 acres of oak-hickory forest in a hilly area just west of Shimek School at 1355 Grissel Place in Iowa City, IA 52245. It was purchased by nearby residents to protect it from development and donated to the Trust in 1992.

Check out this Instagram photo album of Shimek Ravine! Shimek Ravine photos

Read Bur Oak Land Trust’s property usage info here: Property Usage Info