Prairiewoods land enters conservation easement
On Oct. 4 Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, 120 E Boyson Road, Hiawatha, Iowa, will mark a significant step in its ministry story as most of the 70 acres of woods and prairie will be placed in a conservation easement with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.
The land will be forever protected from future development. This is a guarantee that Prairiewoods will remain as it is now, a place where woods and prairie are protected, where wildlife flourishes and where our human spirits are renewed as we experience the Divine present with us in the constantly renewed heart of creation. Even future buildings that might be needed in the next chapters of the Prairiewoods story will be permitted only within a limited area close to existing structures.
To celebrate, Prairiewoods is hosting a public event, “Sacred Space, Sacred Hope: Celebrating a Gift for the Future,” on St. Francis Day, Friday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to celebrate this momentous occasion. The schedule includes:
3–4 p.m. Guided ecospirituality experiences and tours to connect with the land
4–5 p.m. Panel discussion: Sacred Space, Sacred Hope: Perspectives on Meaning & Mission
5:15–5:45 p.m. Easement signing ceremony
5:45–7 p.m. Reception (including hors d’oeuvres)
Please note, registration is requested so they can plan appropriately. Come celebrate this gift for the future!
Call 319-395-6700 or click here to register online