Join us February 22, 2020 at Country Lane Lodge in Adel for our fundraising banquet.
The RRVT bridge on the North Raccoon River is closed indefinitely due to flood damage that occurred on March 15.
At the ribbon cutting Friday, Oct. 12, for the first stretch of the "connector" trail, the story of the $350 trail donation that 10-year-old Tate raised was told again.
A ceremony is set for 12 noon on Friday, Oct. 12, just north of Perry High School, to celebrate the completion and opening of the first 1.5-mile stretch of the trail that will eventually be nine miles and will link the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the High Trestle Trail. Work on the next phase of the trail will start in 2019, beginning in Woodward and heading west. Want to help complete it sooner? Donate!
Sponsors are the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Trees Forever and Golden Hills RC &D. The gathering begins in the late afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 11, with a ride on the Raccoon River Valley Trail and reception. The conference on Friday, Oct. 12, will include knowledgeable speakers on all phases of trail development, and break-out sessions for discussions.
Remember young Tate Boyd raising $350 for the "connector" trail, as a project for his "half birthday" last summer? Dallas County Conservation director Mike Wallace was so moved he issued a challenge to other trail supporters to make contributions to leverage the lad's gift. And did they ever!
PERRY, Iowa, Sept. 19, 2018 -- The Dallas County Conservation Board this week released four photographs of progress being made in the construction of the "connector" trail linking the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the High Trestle Trail. When completed, the trail will stretch nine miles.
This lad from Urbandale & his sisters have quit asking for birthday gifts, and instead seek donations to favorite causes & projects. Tate, who also celebrates his "half birthdays," decided to ask for gifts to the "connector trail" being built to link the Raccoon River Valley & High Trestle Trails. Dallas County Conservation director Mike Wallace decided to try "leveraging" the youngster's generosity. So, who and how many will match Tate Boyd's $350 donation to the "connector"?
The casino resort and racetrack last week announced its 2018 "Legacy Grants," and one of them is coming to the Dallas County Conservation Board to help build the 9-mile, $5-million trail that will link the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the High Trestle Trail, between Perry and Woodward. Total raised for the new connector is now nearly 60 percent of the $5 million required.