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Project Overview The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department manages a 20-mile network of soft trails popular with mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders. Unfortunately, as this trail system expanded in miles and increased in use over the years, corresponding trail signage, informational kiosks, promotional material, and...

Project Overview Farmers Markets are one of the most important ways that consumers connect with and understand their local food system. Though the vendors are the face of the market for most shoppers, the market manager plays a pivotal role in the success of both vendors...

The Byways of Iowa Public Art Initiative began in 2014 with an interest from Byway stakeholders across the state of Iowa to expand opportunities to experience authentic local art, culture, history, music, and food. These stakeholders are part of a collaboration known as the Byways...

Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development worked with the Iowa League of RC&D’s, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), 5 other Iowa RC&Ds, 10 scenic byway boards, 10 County Conservation Boards and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) eligible producers across...

Eleven farmers across Northeast Iowa participated in the 2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program through funds from the Farmers Market Promotion Program secured by the Iowa League of RC&Ds.   For this project, 11 producers were selected to have a professional photographer visit their farm.  They were...

We work with county conservation boards and private trails groups across the region to help them plan and fund local trails and maximize connections with others through the regional system. As we help develop trails, we strive to maximize the environmental and economic benefits for...

Northeast Iowa RC&D, in partnership with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and the Google Data Centers Grants Fund of the Tide Foundation, is hosting website building workshops for local food producers and farmers across Iowa. Attendees receive one-on-one, hands-on training on how to create and...

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