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(Formerly Johnson County Heritage Trust)

Our Mission:
To protect and conserve the natural areas of Johnson and surrounding counties for future generations.


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Bur Oak Land Trust
Tammy Wright
5 Sturgis Corner Drive, Suite 1250
P.O. Box 2523
Iowa City, IA 52244-2523
319.338.7030
info@BurOakLandTrust.org

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Bur Oak Land Trust does not solicit charitable contributions from donors who are residents of Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Bur Oak Land Trust has many opportunities for sponsorship! Our upcoming events include Music on the Prairie and Under a Cider Moon...A Celebration of Autumn!

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The Bur Oak Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization committed to the preservation and enjoyment of natural areas in Johnson County and nearby areas in Iowa. These include prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and sites of historic, archaeological or scenic interest.

The Trust currently maintains and preserves eight local natural areas for the enjoyment and education of the public and holds 13 conservation easements.

photo - rock outcrop at turkey creek
Rock Outcrop at Turkey Creek
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Belgum Grove Panorama
Become a member of the Bur Oak Land Trust. Your contributions help us maintain, preserve, and purchase natural areas in jeopardy in and around Johnson County.  Join now and receive regular email notices of events and volunteer opportunities.
 

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Thank you to all of our financial supporters - we couldn't fulfill our mission to conserve and protect without you! *Contact us if you are interested in giving your support.

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  • Nancy Hauserman
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  • Jason and Natalie Taylor
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  • Larry and Mary Mathew Wilson
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  • Bill Wirth
  • Carmen Wolf
  • Thomas Novak and Louise Wolf-Novak
  • Tammy and Bruce Wright
  • Marcia and Charles Wunder
  • Mark Yeazel
  • Sue Zaleski
  • Gail Zlatnik

We are also supported by these business - thank you!

  • Able Energy Company
  • Active Endeavors
  • Adams & Baumbach Associates
  • Alphagraphics
  • Atlas
  • Auto Toyz
  • Backpocket Brewing
  • Backyard Abundance
  • Becky's Mindful Kitchen
  • Big Ten Rentals
  • Black Hills Farms, LLC
  • Bob's Your Uncle/Monica's
  • Bontrager Tax Accounting & Consulting LLC
  • Brick Arch Winery
  • Brown Street Inn
  • Brush & Barrel
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Cargill Incorporated
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels
  • Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
  • Coral Ridge Mall
  • Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Cottage Bakery & Deli
  • Country Landscapes Inc.
  • Design Ranch
  • Devotay
  • Down To Earth Florist
  • DPO Construction
  • EarthView Environmental Inc.
  • El Ranchero
  • Englert Theatre
  • Environmental Advocates
  • Film Scene
  • Fine Woodworking
  • Forest Haven Development, LLC
  • Forever Green, Inc.
  • Four Seasons Car Wash
  • Friends of Hickory Hill Park
  • Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
  • Goodwill Industries of the Heartland
  • Haag Photography
  • HBK Engineering LLC
  • Heritage Land Stewards
  • Herteen and Stocker Jewelers
  • Highland Hideaway Hunting
  • Hill Hardwood Supply, Inc.
  • Hills Bank and Trust Company
  • Horizons, Inc
  • Ion Exchange
  • Iowa Book & Supply
  • Iowa Children's Museum
  • Iowa City Landscaping & Garden Center
  • Iowa City Norse Club
  • Iowa City Tire & Service
  • Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
  • Iowa Quality Center, Inc
  • Iowa Theatre Artists Company
  • Johnson County Conservation Board
  • Jumer's Casino
  • Just Dogs Play Care
  • Justice Electric
  • Lake MacBride Boat Rentals
  • Land Trust Alliance
  • Laughlin Developments
  • Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Mark & Mary Ellen Stinski Foundation
  • ME Massage
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • MidWestOne Bank
  • Millstream Brewing Co.
  • New Pioneer Cooperative Society
  • New Pioneer Food Co-op
  • Old Capitol Brewery
  • Old Creamery Theatre Co.
  • Paliai's Pizza
  • Panchero's
  • Panera Bread
  • Paula Griffin Custom Jewelry
  • Paul's Discount Store
  • PH-WELD
  • Pleasant Valley Nursery, Landscaping, and Irrigation
  • PlexiCraft
  • Prairie Lights Books
  • Project GREEN
  • Red's Ale House
  • River Products
  • Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
  • Riverside Theatre
  • Rotary Club of Iowa City-Noon
  • Scheels All Sports
  • Scratch Cupcakery
  • Short's Burgers Eastside
  • Southgate Development Services
  • State Of Iowa, Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund
  • Stella
  • Sweets & Treats
  • Tallgrass Business Resources
  • Taproot Nature Experience
  • Total Tree Care of Iowa City
  • Transitions Ecology, LLC
  • Trees Forever
  • United Natural Foods, Inc.
  • United Way Johnson County
  • University Of Iowa Community Credit Union
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Vesta
  • Village Inn
  • Walmart
  • Wolverine Worldwide Foundation
  • Woodside Farms
  • Woofables
  • World of Bikes
  • Yummy's Gourmet Cakes
  • Zio Johno's

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