James & Naomi Ward and three of their kids – twins Chase & Gage and Owen – are shown on a walk Sunday morning, Aug. 20, on the Raccoon River Valley Trail on the south edge of Perry. “We’re usually out here on the trail twice a day,” said Naomi. “We live in this neighborhood right next to the trail, and these little boys have a lot of energy to run off!”

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RRVT featured in Rails To Trails Conservancy's national publications
, 21 September, 2017

Des Moines writer Betsy Rubiner and photographer Rachel Mummey have collaborated on an outstanding, 6-page cover story about the Raccoon River Valley Trail that is on the national trail advocacy organization's website and in its fall-edition magazine. We tell you about the story here and give you links to read it online. ...


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