REAP In Your Region: Trout Run Trail, Yellow River State Forest and more in northeast 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.
Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek
REAP Assembly – Calmar
Oct. 29, 2017 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Iowa Dairy Center-- Room 114 & 115
1527 Hwy. 150 South, Calmar, IA 52132
Yellow River State Forest
In the far northeast corner of Iowa lies the Yellow River State Forest, a haven for many different types of flora, fauna and landscapes. Located within the Effigy Mountains National Monument, the Yellow River State Forest is near the confluence of the Yellow River and the Mississippi. Because of the running water, many animals flock to the area. Deer, ducks, game fish, beavers, mink, hawks and even bald eagles may be seen at any time. The birds make their homes in the rich, dense forest among the maple, oak and ash trees. Several state-endangered species have been found in the Yellow River State Forest, making the land uniquely worthy of protection. The Heritage Addition, a 1,045-acre plot, connects the forest to the Effigy Mountains National Monument. Together, the Yellow River State Forest Unit, Heritage Addition and Effigy Mounds National Monument protect 7.8 miles of this river, along with critical migratory bird habitat along the Upper Mississippi River flyway.
REAP funding for this project: $1,374,003
Region REAP Support (total): $22,330,474