Winneshiek County Conservation – Prairie Farmer Trail Surfacing Project
NE IA RC&D is helping Winneshiek County and Howard County Conservation Boards and three small communities, Ridgeway, Calmar and Cresco with development of the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail. The project was developed to improve the usability of the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail (PFRT) by applying asphalt to the existing trail surface and connecting it to the Prairie Springs Recreational Trail (PSRT). NE IA RC&D worked with the group to establish priorities including 1) Pave the Prairie Farmer Trial 2) Connect to other trails including the Prairie Springs Recreational Trail and the Trout Run Trail 3) Connect the PFRT to other recreational areas including Lake Meier. The RC&D also wrote grants to help the group secure $1.6 million needed for the project.