7/10/2023 STORM UPDATE

7/10/23 STORM UPDATE: There are trees down on the Spine Trail between McDonald’s and the YMCA. Other areas may be affected by the storm and we will have a crew clearing the trails ASAP as we get reports. Thank you for your patience while we get things open again!      

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October Trails Talk

Hope Rolls donation

DCTB & HOPE ROLLS FUNDRAISER RAFFLE Left: DCTB Executive Director, Erin Reed presents Shanna Claybaugh and Maria Mellmann from Hope Rolls with a check for $3,000 from the DCTB’s summer fundraiser raffle. The DCTB’s collaboration with Hope Rolls was another big success raising $6,000 in funds for trail development and to provide recreational opportunities for…

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September Trails Talk

West O donation

WEST O “ON US” NIGHT Left: Joe Tiefenthaler, Joe Newlin and Matt Matthiesen from West O Beer, present the DCTB with a check from “On Us” night at the brewery. As part of their Taproots initiative to support local nonprofits, West O Beer has hosted several “On Us” nights to highlight and raise funds for…

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January Trails Talk

TST grass trail

  TATANKA SKA TRACE AWARDED FEDERAL GRANT The Iowa Transportation Commission has awarded  $395,000 in Federal Recreational Trails funding for Phase IV(b) of Tatanka Ska Trace. The grant will help fund the last segment that will complete the connection between Lake Park and Spirit Lake. This phase will start in Montgomery and go west for…

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November Trails Talk

South Milford waterway

MILFORD AWARDED REAP GRANT   On November 10, the City of Milford was awarded an Iowa DNR REAP grant for construction of the first phase of the Clay County Connection.  The 1.3-mile trail will start at the south end of the Spine Trail in Milford and is part of a three-phase project to connect the…

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March Trails Talk

Janssens with park bench

A TRAIL BENCH STORY The trails’ bench program continues to grow and be a popular opportunity to honor loved ones and friends.  The benches provide rest areas along the trails as well as raising funds for development.   If you are interested in replacing or getting a new bench to honor someone in your life, please…

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February Trails Talk

Bench

A TRAIL BENCH STORY The trails’ bench program continues to grow and be a popular opportunity to honor loved ones and friends.  The benches provide rest areas along the trails as well as raising funds for development.  If you are interested in replacing or getting a new bench to honor someone in your life, please…

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October Trails Talk

Lemkuil Bench

TRAIL BENCH PROGRAM GROWS Several new trail benches are being placed around the trails system this fall. Four benches were set in early September and another six will be installed in the next couple weeks.  Every bench has a special story so DCTB will be featuring them through Trails Talk to celebrate and share the…

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July Trails Talk

DCCB

TAKING CARE OF THE TRAILS The Dickinson County Conservation Board (DCCB) maintenance crew, along with their other duties managing the county’s parks and natural areas, provides general maintenance throughout our trails system. This work includes tree trimming, weed control, trail sweeping, power washing, mowing the trail shoulders and maintaining trailheads.  They also manage sign replacements…

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January Trails Talk

Big Spirit sunset

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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