In early January the trustees of the Polk City
Cemetery agreed to enter into talks with the Polk County Conservation Board with
the intent that the PCCB would begin maintenance of the prairie in the cemetery
and the trustees would drop their plans to expand burial sites into the
Many conservation groups and private citizens wrote
letters to the trustees and expressed outrage and dismay at their proposal to
destroy the cemetery. We collectively are overjoyed at the apparent
outcome of this situation. Still ahead are some negotiations and details
but at this point we are quite confident that the prairie will become the domain
of those who appreciate Iowa's prairie heritage.
Thanks to all who wrote or other wise worked toward
this positive outcome.
President, Iowa Prairie Network