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May 2017 Trail Talk

TREE PLANTING ALONG RAIL TRAIL
The City of Spirit Lake received grants through Black Hills Energy Power of Trees and Alliant Energy Branching Out programs through Trees Forever to plant trees along the section of trail connecting Peoria Avenue to 15th Street. Nearly 30 volunteers from Spirit Lake High School, Dickinson County Conservation, Black Hills Energy, Alliant Energy, Trees Forever, DCTB and City of Spirit Lake worked together to plant 52 trees along the trail segment.  Thanks to everyone for their help and Ferguson’s Garden Center for the wonderful stock of trees!

 

 

April 2017 Trail Talk

DICKINSON COUNTY TRAILS BOARD TO BEGIN MAINTENANCE PROJECTS
The Dickinson County Trails Board will start its first maintenance project of the season on April 19 with the trail along 175th Street in the area of The Ranch Okoboji mini-golf park.  Anyone familiar with this area knows that it has been in rough shape for a few years due to water undermining the trail and sediment collecting at the bottom of the hill.

March 2017 Trail Talk

DICKINSON COUNTY TRAILS BOARD FINALIZES RAILROAD PURCHASE
The Dickinson County Trails Board has finalized the purchase of the remaining railroad right of way from Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  The future Rail Trail begins west of Superior and will traverse 37 miles through both Dickinson and Osceola Counties, then join the Ed Winkel Trail at Allendorf and continue to Sibley for a total of 43 miles.

February 2017 Trail Talk

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT DCTB
I am very excited to introduce myself as the new Dickinson County Trails Board Executive Director following Jean Martin’s retirement.  I can be reached at dctrails@co.dickinson.ia.us or (712) 330-7776 and through our website www.dickinsoncountytrails.com.  I have been a member of the Trails Board for over ten years, serving as president for many of them.  My passion for trails began the first day I stepped foot on the Iowa Great Lakes Spine Trail.