REAP In Your Region: Raccoon River Valley Trail, Wheels to Heels Trail, and more in central Iowa

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 12

Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Sac
REAP Assembly – Carroll

Oct. 19, 2017 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.

Conservation Center at Swan Lake State Park 22676 Swan Lake Dr, Carroll, IA 51401

Photo by Iowa DNR


Raccoon River Valley Trail

The Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT), one of Iowa’s longest, runs for 89 miles through 15 towns and four counties (Greene, Dallas, Guthrie, Polk) and is popular for its 70 mile loop. The first section of the trail opened in 1989; the most recent addition (the North Loop) was completed and opened in 2013. The RRVT is one of Central Iowa’s most popular trails and is a staple to the businesses and communities along the trail. Trail users experience prairie remnants, birding, Lake Panorama and the North Raccoon River, among other natural highlights, along the trail.

REAP funding for this project: $1,578,878

Region 12
Region REAP Support (total): $10,672,698