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RACCOON RIVER VALLEY TRAIL

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TRAIL

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HOTELS

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RESTAURANTS

350K

VISITORS / YEAR

89

MILES

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Bicyclists, joggers, walkers, skaters, campers, cross-country skiers, birdwatchers, hunters, fishermen, naturalists and snowmobilers all use the RRVT, or at least those portions of the trail that are opened to specific uses.

In recent years, the Conservation Board directors, citing the reports from electrical counters along the trail, have estimated that more than 350,000 people per year are using the RRVT. With a 9-mile “connector” trail now planned between the RRVT and the popular High Trestle Trail, the number of users on both trails is expected to mushroom in the years ahead.

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RRVT NEWS

Local boy’s birthday donation inspires $7,000 in additional giving

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!

Here are progress photos on the “connector” trail leaving Perry

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.

Check 10-year-old Tate Boyd’s $350 donation for our “connector” trail!

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"?

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