Bulger’s Hollow Recreation Area, Clinton, Iowa—October 2017

41° 56’ 04”N 90° 10’ 55”W

Elevation 580 feet

The Land and Water cairn sits among the golden lily leaves that wave in the wind. Some Iowans have expressed concern that these water lilies are appearing in more places on the river, but in a 2013 blog, D. Allen Pattillo, a research and extension specialist for Illinois State University wrote, “The Department of Natural Resources is actually trying to promote aquatic plant growth. Aquatic plants are critical habitat areas for juvenile fish and aquatic insects and are natural nutrient filters, which is very good for the water quality.”