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The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs recently announced the designation or redesignation of 19 areas as Iowa Great Places, including the Raccoon River Valley Trail in Dallas, Guthrie and Greene counties. Iowa Great Places are designated to support new and...
On June 21, a number of wild invitations converge for you from the Dallas County Conservation Board. This date marks the Summer Solstice, the longest day of our year and the beginning of summer, so the organization is hosting...
Dallas County residents seeking a taste of the wilds, the summer of 2020 is your year! Dallas County Conservation Board will host its third Adult Wilderness Backpacking Trek to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of north-central Idaho. Can you picture yourself wild?...
The Dallas County Conservation Board (DCCB) will join the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) in a very special Healing of the Mounds ceremony Saturday, June 15, from 2-5 p.m. at the Kuehn Conservation Area near...
On Wednesday, May 8, the Dallas County Conservation Board will join organizations nationwide in celebrating its place along the Great American Rail-Trail -- a nearly 4,000-mile multi-use trail that spans from Washington, D.C., to Washington state. As the route for...
Kickoff your spring paddling season with the Dallas County Conservation Board Saturday, May 4. Put-in will be at the Redfield low head dam boat ramp at 1 p.m., with take-out at the Pleasant Valley boat ramp at 5 p.m. Our...
The 12th annual banquet of the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association was held late last month and despite poor weather and horrendous travel conditions, the event was a resounding success. The banquet is the association's one fundraising event of the...
The 12th annual banquet of the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association (RRVTA) will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Marriott Hotel in West Des Moines. The banquet is the association's one fundraising event of the year. Kevin Cooney, longtime...
Historically, one of the biggest parties of the year was celebrated at the winter solstice on Dec. 21. In our world today, the solstice is just an odd anomaly mentioned on the talk shows during your morning commute but earlier...
The first segment of the nine-mile High Trestle Trail extension route that will connect Perry and Woodward and link to the Raccoon River Valley Trail is now open. The initial 1.5-mile paved path runs east from Perry, starting north of...