2017 REAP Assembly schedule announced

By Kerri Sorrell on September 27, 2017 in Blog

Every two years, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources hosts a series of public meetings to discuss the intricacies of Iowa's REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) program. During these assemblies, residents within the 18 governance districts get the opportunity to learn about the impact REAP has had in their region, give their input into what projects REAP should consider and discuss the REAP formula, policies and programs.

What you can expect from a REAP assembly (from the Iowa DNR website):

  • The DNR provides those attending with information regarding REAP expenditures. The overall REAP budget is presented and projects in the region are listed that have been funded with REAP dollars.
  • People attending the assemblies shall identify opportunities for regional REAP projects. Examples that have frequently come up are trails, river corridor protection, wetland restoration, soil erosion prevention, conservation education, and resource inventories.
  • People attending the assemblies shall also review and recommend changes to REAP policies, programs, and funding. This is the portion of the meeting that people speak out on anything they want regarding the inner workings of REAP.
  • And last but not least, the people at the assemblies are responsible for electing five individuals to serve on the REAP Congress. In addition to the five delegates, 3-5 other people are elected as alternates to the delegates. In the event that one of the delegates cannot attend the Congress, an alternate fills that spot.

Each assembly will begin with an open house at 6 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 6:30-8 p.m.

2017 Schedule:

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10/04/17 - Spencer
Clay County Regional Events Center, 800 W. 18th St., Spencer, IA 51301
Region 3: Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Sioux

10/05/17 - Lehigh
Prairie Resource Center, 2820 Brushy Creek Rd., Lehigh, IA 50557
Region 5: Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahantas, Webster, Wright

10/10/17 - Ventura
Ventura Community Center, 4 North Weimer Street, Ventura, IA 50482
Region 2: Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Worth

10/10/17 - Chariton
Pin Oak Lodge, 45996 Hwy. 14, Chariton, IA 50049
Region 18: Appanoose, Lucas, Monroe, Wayne

10/11/17 - Maquoketa
Hurstville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd St., North of Maquoketa on Hwy 61
Region 8: Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson

10/12/17 - Shenandoah
Public Library Auditorium, 201 S. Elm St., Shenandoah, IA 51601
Region 13: Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page

10/12/17 - Iowa City
Terry Trueblood Rec. Area – Park Lodge, 579 McCollister Blvd., Iowa City, IA 52240
Region 10: Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Washington

10/17/17 - Burlington
Star's Cave Nature Center, 11627 Star's Cave Road, Burlington, IA 52601
Region 16: Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Louisa

10/18/17 - Oskaloosa
Lake Keomah State Park Lodge, 2720 Keomah Lane, Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Region 15: Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, Wapello

10/19/17 - Marshalltown
Grimes Farm - Conservation Center, 2349 233rd St., Marshalltown, IA 50158
Region 6: Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, Tama

10/19/17 - Calmar
Iowa Dairy Center (Room 114 & 115), 1527 Hwy. 150 South, Calmar, IA 52132
Region 1: Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek

10/19/17 - Carroll
Conservation Center at Swan Lake State Park, 22676 Swan Lake Dr., Carroll, IA
Region 12: Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Sac

10/19/17 - Afton
Three Mile Lake Lodge, Campground Road, Afton, IA 50830
Region 14: Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor, Union

10/24/17 - Neola
Arrowhead Park – Breezy Lodge, 39357 310th St., Neola, IA 51559
Region 17: Pottawattamie, Harrison, Shelby, Cass

10/24/17 - Waterloo
Cedar Valley SportsPlex, 300 Jefferson Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
Region 7: Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Grundy

10/25/17 - Correctionville
Correctionville Community Center, 312 Driftwood St., Correctionville, IA 51016
Region 4: Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, Woodbury

10/26/17 - West Des Moines
Walnut Woods State Park, 3155 SE Walnut Woods Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50265
Region 11: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Marion, Polk, Story, Warren

10/26/17 - Muscatine
Enviornmental Learning Center at Discovery Park, 3300 Cedar St., Muscatine, IA 52761
Region 9: Muscatine, Scott