REAP In Your Region: Pine Lake State Park, Iowa River Greenbelt, and more

By Haley Hodges on October 18, 2017 in Blog

For the next six weeks, INHF will be sharing the impact Iowa's REAP program has in communities throughout the state. The Iowa DNR is hosting regional REAP Assemblies until Oct. 26, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects. Find the full REAP Assembly schedule here.


Region 6

Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, Tama

REAP Assembly – Marshalltown
Oct. 19, 2017 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Grimes Farm – Conservation Center (2349 233rd St., Marshalltown, IA 50158)

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Pine Lake State Park

Exploring the heavily-wooded Pine Lake State Park in the southwest part of the state is like stepping back in time. This 585-acre park features rolling bluffs and 250-year-old white pine trees. Visitors can pack a backpack and spend the night under the stars or opt for one of Pine Creek's quaint cabins along the Iowa River. The park is one of many public areas along the Iowa River Greenbelt, a 42-mile stretch of plush river valley. REAP funding has resulted in trail expansions, cabin upgrades and a $1.5 million dam and spillway rehabilitation.

REAP funding for this project: $2,330,063

Region 6
Region REAP Support (total): $9,534,876