Family preserves 400 acres of prime bluffland

Rather than cash in on a large chunk of prime land overlooking the Mississippi River, Joan Greshik will preserve the land for generations to come. She placed the 400 acres of picturesque bluffland near Fountain City into the Mississippi Valley Conservancy. The agency officials say its among the most important easements in their history.
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Rather than cash in on a large chunk of prime land overlooking the Mississippi River, Joan Greshik will preserve the land for generations to come. She placed the 400 acres of picturesque bluffland near Fountain City into the Mississippi Valley Conservancy. The agency officials say its among the most important easements in their history.

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