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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Wed Dec 14 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

WHERE

Annette Nature Center
Indianola, IA

WHO

Warren County Conservation Board

Description

Safety/Education/Training

Distance - Unknown

Attention all Central Iowa Trail users: The Great Western Trail is under threat…


updated Tues Dec 13th with more links...

Here is a link to letters from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the MPO's Environmental Roundtable, and the Warren County Conservation's board and staff -- allopposing the realignment. https://dmampodemo.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/letters-to-mpo-about-great-western-trail.pdf

Warren Country Conversation Board agenda and MAPS

http://www.warrenccb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gwtvpdrafts.pdf


WHOTV Segment from 12/12 - "Great Western Trail Could Undergo Change Due to Highway Extension"

http://whotv.com/2016/12/12/great-western-trail-could-undergo-change-due-to-highway-extension/

MAP & Info on WHY the Veteran's Parkway is being extended
http://madisoncountydevelopment.com/2016/07/22/microsoft-build-1-5-%E2%80%92-2-billion-data-center-west-des-moines/
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The Warren County Supervisors and the City of West Des Moines (WDM) recently developed new plans to build Veterans Parkway in 2017 using 2-miles of the Great Western Trail corridor.

The proposed alignment of this 6-lane road would be placed within the Great Western Trail corridor for nearly 2 miles near Orilla

The Great Western Trail would shift from a 100-ft greenway to a 10ft side path along the highway

Does central Iowa truly value parks, trails, smart growth and natural capital?

The Warren County Supervisors and Warren County Conservation Board must vote to donate the Great Western Trail corridor to WDM for road purposes.

Because of concerns raised about the taking of the corridor, WDM has developed alternative alignments – so they have an option that avoids the trail corridor


What to do:

1. Please attend the Warren County Conservation Board meeting on December 14 th , 7:00pm, Annette Nature Center 15565 118th Ave Indianola, IA 50125 to learn about the project, impacts, and alternatives!!!

http://www.warrenccb.org/boardmeetings/


2. Read the rest of this News Item for follow-up with comment suggestions:

http://www.bikeiowa.com/News/7369/great-western-trail-important-meeting-announcement

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Venue

Annette Nature Center

15565 118th Ave
Indianola, IA 50125
  MAP

Links

Registration

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Contact

dougs@warrencountyia.org

Who Posted

  • Posted Dec 7, 2016 by bikeiowa
  • Modified Dec 14, 2016 by bikeiowa
  • Recap Posted Dec 14, 2016

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