June Trail Talk
DCTB’s 2017 fundraiser event is coming up this weekend on Saturday, June 24 at the Arnolds Park Pavilion. This year’s event will highlight the Rail Trail and kickoff the effort to raise local matching funds for its construction. Get your Steampunk gear on and come celebrate 37 miles of Rail Trail. There will be music and fabulous food provided by Chef Suzanne Bicknese along with some great auction items. You can find more information on sponsorships and tickets at www.dickinsoncountytrails.com . Tickets are also available at The Three Sons and Okoboji Expedition Company. Thank you for your support!
We have been really busy with trail maintenance this spring! The work by Ranch Okoboji is now complete, Diamond Concrete did a great job providing a smoother ride and the drain manufactured by Fairchild Welding is a must see. The East Okoboji Slough area south of Gingham Inn is now open after stabilization of the bank and replacement of pavement provided a much safer condition. The south 3.2 miles of the Spine Trail from Milford through Henderson Woods received a fog seal treatment last week that will help maintain the surface of the pavement. Fort Dodge asphalt will be crack sealing and slurry leveling the Spine Trail starting this week from Kiwanis Park and north through East Okoboji Slough. The leveling will offer a smoother ride for users and help preserve the life of the pavement.
BIKE ROUTE PAINTING
Executive Director Erin Reed and Spirit Lake DCTB Director Yvonne Taylor have been out painting symbols to help users navigate the bike routes that are most difficult to follow on our system. We will continue to work on these areas so that everyone can find their way around our beautiful Iowa Great Lakes.
New memorial benches have been placed this spring and the program is up and running to replace old benches that are beyond repair. If you are interested in replacing or getting a new bench to honor someone in your life visit www.dickinsoncountytrails.com/donate to get more information and the Bench Program form.
Until next time, as always, Happy Trails to you and yours. Erin Reed, DCTB Executive Director