March Trails Talk

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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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October Trails Talk

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 Read More »

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July Trails Talk

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 Read More »

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January Trails 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 Read More »

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NOVEMBER TRAILS TALK

“Converting an abandoned rail corridor into a trail is not always an easy task, but it is one whose rewards to your community and region will continue far into the future.” ~ Peter Harnick, Converting Rails to Trails, 1989 ~   2020 TRAIL PLANNING At the end of each year, DCTB goes through strategic planning Read More »

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JULY TRAILS TALK

MEMORIAL TRAIL BENCHES Seven new trail benches were placed earlier this summer and there are couple more on order to be installed later this year.  DCTB also continues to replace old wood benches that are beyond repair due to maintenance and safety concerns.  The bench program is a fundraiser for the trails and offers an Read More »

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JUNE TRAIL TALK

OKOBOJI FOUNDATION $5,000 JULY NONPROFIT CHALLENGE The Okoboji Foundation is inviting everyone to participate in the $5,000 July Nonprofit Challenge at GiveOkoboji.com.  The fund with the highest giving total over $5,000 in July receives an additional $5,000 from the Okoboji Foundation.  Please consider giving to the Dickinson County Trails Endowment Fund during July to help Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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