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Chestnut Farms owner Heath Stolee (blue T-shirt) speaks with (from left) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig at the wetland he's created on his property near Radcliffe.

Heath Stolee has been at the forefront of Iowa land conservation for a while, but the 15.5-acre wetland he's created on his property near Radcliffe is becoming his crown jewel.

Last Thursday, state and national leaders toured Stolee's Chestnut Farms and saw first hand the efforts he's putting toward improving water quality and wildlife habitat.

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