The Le Mars City Council took action on the Destination Iowa Grant Agreement at its Sept. 6 meeting.

The City of Sioux City, along with the City of Sergeant Bluff and the City of Le Mars, applied for a Destination Iowa Outdoor Recreation Grant for the development of the Siouxland Regional Trail System.

The grant was approved in the amount of $7,000,000.

The city of Le Mars joined in the application for funding for the PlyWood Trail, which will run from the south edge of Le Mars through Merrill and Hinton and connect at Sioux City.

The PlyWood Trail will receive $653,000 for Phase I and Phase III will receive $4,365,200.

Phase I of the PlyWood Trail runs from Le Mars to Merrill.

Phase III of the PlyWood Trail runs from Sioux City to Hinton.

The Siouxland Regional Trail System will connect five trail projects totaling over 29.5 miles of trail. Once completed, the regional trail system will provide users with over 100 miles of trail on a continuous trail network.

Funded projects must be completed by Sept. 30, 2026.





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