REAP In Your Region: Region 10
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 Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.
Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Washington
REAP Assembly – Oxford
Oct. 8, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Conservation Education Center – Kent Park (2048 Highway 6 NW, Oxford, IA 52322)
Wickiup Hill Natural Area
Though Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa, the area is home to only one major natural feature: the Cedar River. Luckily, through REAP funding and other protection efforts, the greenbelt surrounding the river is able to serve its purpose as a natural filter. Starting in 2002, with the addition of the Wickiup Hill Natural Area, Iowans have also had the opportunity to learn about wetlands, woodlands and wildlife. Between miles of trail, Indian mounds and an outdoor learning center, Wickiup Hill is quite the destination.
REAP funding for this project: $799,925
Region REAP Support (total): $21,504,421