On Tuesday, June 24 a 6.6 acre pollinator prairie within Linn County’s Squaw Creek State Park was formally dedicated as the Orlan Love Prairie. The name honors Orlan Love, a writer and columnist at the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Tributes, news, and remarks by Orlan can be found here:
- Prairie serves as living tribute to writer Orlan Love written by Cindy Hadish for Homegrown Iowan
Orlan Love’s remarks during monarch prairie dedication at Squaw Creek Park in Marion published on the Cedar Rapids Gazette
- Orlan Love prairie to be dedicated Tuesday written by Maddy Arnold for the Cedar Rapids Gazette
- Orlan Love Prairie at Squaw Creek to be dedicated published by the Marion Times
If you’ve got some extra time, check out Orlan’s articles for the Gazette and you’ll see why a pollinator prairie in his name is a fitting tribute.