REAP In Your Region: Region 3
By Kerri on September 30, 2015 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 Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.
Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Sioux
REAP Assembly – Spencer
Sept. 30, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Clay County Regional Events Center (800 W. 18th St., Spencer, IA 51301)
Waterman Wildlife Addition
The northwestern corner of Iowa is known for its distinctive combination of natural features: extensive prairie remnants, scenic glacial bluffs, and steep, wooded river valleys. The convergence of Waterman Creek and the Little Sioux River stands out as one of the region's crowning jewels: The swift current where the two waterways meet is strong enough to keep the water from freezing during even the coldest winters. As a result, the area draws a phenomenal number of migrating and wintering birds—especially birds of prey! The Waterman Wildlife Addition permanently protected the confluence point of the waterways, plus almost a mile of the Little Sioux River.
REAP funding for this project: $485,000
Region REAP Support (total): $17,681,899