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$17K donated to Tosanak cabin fund

  • Joel Cannon Chair of the Tosanak Cabin Fundraising Committee presents a check to Adam Sears, Director of Floyd County Conservation for $5000 from the Hanson Foundation of Forest City. Contributed photo.

  • Adam Sears Director of Floyd County Conservation receives a Letter of Commitment for $12,000 from the Kinney Lindstrom Foundation from Heidi Reams of the Fundraising Committee for the Cabin Project at the Tosanak Recreation Area. Contributed photo.

Press Staff Report

The modern Tosanak cabin is $17,000 closer to its $120,000 goal.

Hanson Foundation of Forest City has donated $5,000 and Kinney Lindstrom Foundation has donated $12,000 to the Tosanak Cabin Fund Drive at the Tosanak Recreation Area totaling $17,000 altogether from the organizations. 

In the 17 counties of Northeast Iowa, only two have cabins from their county conservation boards. During the Tosanak Recreation Area open house  May 6, 2017, the new cabin was advertised to the public during a scavenger hunt.

The cabin will be built on a ridge overlooking the Shell Rock River. The cabin, which will have log siding, is set to be built near a now-defunct pool filled with sand near the river.

The 1,100-square-foot cabin is set to have three bedrooms and two bathrooms and will be handicapped-accessible.

Last year the estate of Robert James Waller has donated $25,000 to the Tosanak Cabin Fund Drive at the Tosanak Recreation Area. Waller, the author of the best-selling novel “The Bridges of Madison County,” was born and raised in Rockford.

Anyone interested in donating to the Floyd County Conservation Board may contact the Floyd County Conservation Office at 641-756-3490.

Donations can be made payable to Fossil & Prairie Conservation Fund. Contributions can be sent to Floyd County Conservation, Box 495 Rockford, Iowa 50468 and are Tax Deductible.