January 6, 2022
56461 180th St
Ames, IA 50010
Public Input Opportunity: Deppe Property
Thursday, January 6, 2022
A public input meeting will be held to gather information to solidify a site plan for the 127-acre property to the immediate south of McFarland Park. Hear a brief presentation then travel between stations to view materials and chat with the design team. Come prepared to share your thoughts on the property's primary use, potential amenities we should consider, and how best to market the property to increase our audience and effectively fundraise.
Story County Conservation's Board has outlined four major goals for a light footprint on this new property.
- Increase the buffer for McFarland Park from commercial and residential development
- Increase habitat for native plant and animal species
- Increase outdoor user destinations and experiences
- Complement McFarland Park’s destinations, experiences, and services
The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation purchased the 127-acre property to McFarland Park's immediate south in 2021. The property was offered at a significant bargain sale as Mr. Deppe wanted his farm permanently protected under Story County Conservation. INHF will hold the property until SCC can fundraise; it remains closed to the public while under INHF ownership.