2019 Bench

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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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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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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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 Read More »

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October Trail Talk

rail to trail

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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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) Read More »

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May Trail Talk

bikes near trail

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 Read More »

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April Trail Talk

Boots n Boogie

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 Read More »

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