Hagie Winner 2012: Bob and Mary Lou Gunderson
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HAGIE AWARD WINNER 2012: Bob and Mary Lou Gunderson
Bob and Mary Lou Gunderson, our 2012 Hagie Heritage Award recipients.
Over 20 years ago, Bob and Mary Lou
first made preserving Iowa's natural beauty their lives' passion.
Bob and Mary Lou were nominated by John Schuller, a board member of the Iowa River Greenbelt Resource Trust.
Two people with an eye for potential and a motivation to see it reached, Bob and Mary Lou
have spearheaded a variety of conservation efforts.
During the early years of the IRGRT
, Mary Lou
efforts on keeping the route of the new Highway 20 out of the heart of the Greenbelt.
worked closely with INHF
and modeled a program after Cedar Valley Lakes so that the highway had the least amount of impact possible through the Iowa River Greenbelt