A couple in Missouri has decided to donate their 160 acres of land along the Missouri River instead of selling it, and the land is going to be used for conservation, recreation, and more!

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According to an article from komu.com, a giant 160-acre piece of land has been donated by a Missouri couple to the state for conservation, research, and recreation. The couple is Larry and Brenda Potterfield and the land they donated is located along the Missouri River just west of Columbia, Missouri. In the article The Nature Conservancy says...

"...it will restore natural habitats across the property, stabilize the riverbank with natural materials and plantings, rejuvenate onsite wetlands and plant native vegetation."

They go on to mention that...

"The site is expected to provide unique research opportunities, restored habitat and additional public access to the Missouri River. It can serve as a destination for school field trips with programs for teaching students about river habitats."

To read the full article for yourself click here! 

I love seeing stories like this because these are the kind of things that make Missouri a better place to live, this couple could have sold off the land to be developed or to be used for private property or business but instead, these 160 acres will now serve such a great purpose that can be used for the education of future generations and of course protecting the wildlife that calls that land home. Also, the article does say there will be a boat ramp that allows public access to the river for people to enjoy.

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