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Grants of $90,000 and $10,000 for the "connector" trail

The Wellmark Foundation, based in Des Moines, awards a $90,000 match grant -- and yes that means we have to raise another $90,000 to match it. Plus, major trail boosters Bob & Jane Sturgeon, of Urbandale, contribute $10,000. It's all going toward the proposed, 9-mile, $5-million trail that will connect the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the High Trestle Trail. About $1.7 million has now been raised for the total project, and trail officials continue to apply for significant grants.