IGLA started 2022 with a $30,000 contribution to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation [INHF] helping to purchase the 50-acre Bedell property and its 2000 feet of pristine East Lake Okoboji shoreline. Adjacent to Elinor Bedell State Park, the 50-acre tract will never be threatened by development, thus preventing the installation of potentially 200 boat slips and condominiums along this majestic natural shore. Congratulations and sincerest thanks to all who contributed as this was a tremendous victory for those of us who cherish our Iowa Great Lakes. IGLA President Bill VanOrsdel is pictured presenting the $30,000 contribution to Joe McGovern, President of the INHF.