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MARCH TRAIL TALK

2019 DICKINSON COUNTY TRAIL PROJECTS  DCTB has two new trail segments planned for this summer.  First is the Jones Pasture Trail that will extend the Spine Trail one mile north along the east side of Big Spirit Lake. This project has been a development priority for several years and DCTB has now secured $250,000 from…

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January Trail Talk

GRANT SECURED FOR SPINE TRAIL MAINTENANCE In January, DCTB was awarded a Federal Recreational Trails grant for a significant maintenance project on the Spine Trail.  The grant for $313,300 will provide for a 2-inch asphalt overlay of the trail starting at 15th Street in Spirit Lake and going north to 125th Street in Orleans for…

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November Trail Talk

MILFORD BOY SCOUT BUILDS TRAIL KIOSKS FOR EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT Nathan Kollasch with Milford Boy Scout Troop #170 spent Saturday November 10 installing two new trail kiosks at Kenue Park and the Nature Trails trailhead.  The project is part of the work he is doing to earn his Eagle Scout Rank.  Several other scouts from…

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October Trail Talk

DCTB SEEKS GRANT FUNDING FOR TRAIL PROJECTS Dickinson County Trails Board submitted two grants in October through Iowa’s 2018 Federal Recreational Trails Program.  One grant was for the rail trail, Tatonka Ska Trace, from Hudson Avenue in Spirit Lake and continuing west for another mile to 219th Street.  In 2019, DCTB will be constructing a…

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September Trail Talk

HIGHWAY 71 PLAC TRAIL RIBBON CUTTING Dickinson County Trails Board celebrated the opening of the area’s newest trail segment on September 5th. The Highway 71 PLAC Trail involved removal and replacement of the existing trail pavement from Pearson Lakes Art Center (PLAC) to the trailhead along Highway 71.  A new trail segment was added from…

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August Trail Talk

SPORTSMAN’S ANNUAL TIKI BICYCLE RIDE The fourth annual Tiki ride on August 4 was a big success bringing in $1,800 that will garner over $7,000 with matching grant funds for DCTB.  Funds raised will be used to support the Dickinson County Trails Board in planning and development of priority projects.  Thank you to Sportsman’s Pub…

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July Trail Talk

  BOOTS & BOOGIE BIKE BASH II The 2018 trails fundraiser was a huge success! Funds raised will be used to support the Dickinson County Trails Board in planning and development of priority projects. These projects include the Highway 71 PLAC Trail, Jones Pasture Trail, East Lake Trail and connecting Tatonka Ska Trace (rail trail)…

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June Trail Talk

NEW BIKE LANES ON 190TH STREET A joint project with the city of Arnolds Park, Dickinson County Secondary Roads and Dickinson County Trails resulted in new 8-foot concrete shoulders being paved on each side of 190th Street from Bridges Bay to 242nd Avenue.  The project addressed serious safety concerns on a busy road that sees…

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May Trail Talk

Spirit Lake 4th graders line up for the start of BRAWL SPIRIT LAKE 4TH GRADE BRAWL:  On the last day of school the Spirit Lake 4th graders had fantastic weather to enjoy the annual BRAWL (Bike Ride Around West Lake).  This 9-mile ride is put on every year by Spirit Lake Elementary physical education teacher…

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April Trail Talk

SAVE THE DATE – You will not want to miss this year’s Dickinson County Trails benefit.  The Boots & Boogie Bike Bash II will be Saturday, June 30 at the new Arnolds Park Pavilion.  The event will feature live music by Georgia Clay and will benefit local trail projects including the Highway 71 PLAC Trail…

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