- Posted November 30, 2011 by
West Des Moines, Iowa
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your favorite local landscapes
Iowa's Parks & Natural Prairies
He explains: 'I grew up near Greenbelt Park and have been going down there for the past 25+ years. I've watched as surrounding cornfields and gravel roads have quickly turned into strip-malls and housing developments. Luckily, Greenbelt and several of the other local parks have done well. [...] I'm concerned that, as climate change begins to redraw the agricultural landscape, conservation and preservation will become less of a priority as a growing world tries to feed 7+ billion people. '
- elchueco, CNN iReport producer