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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Cedar Valley Nature Trail Parking Lot at County Home Road Under Construction

Cedar Valley Nature Trail Parking options

The County Home Road parking lot at the Cedar Valley Nature Trail is now closed for permanent hard surfacing. The project is expected to take two weeks to complete. Parking alternatives during this project include the trail head in Hiawatha at Boyson Road...

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Additional Info... Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: September 2, 2021

One Month Trail Closure South of Cedar Rapids

A nearly 1/2 mile stretch of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail (Hoover segment) will be closed just south of Cedar Rapids to 76th Ave Drive.  Starting September 8, the trail will undergo drainage improvements and reconstruction, which includes resurf...

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Additional Info... Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Cedar Valley Nature Trail Construction to Begin in June with Intermittent Closures

Cedar Valley Nature trail - paving map from Center Point to Urbana

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail will experience intermittent closures between Center Point and Urbana starting June 1 for trail improvements, including hard surfacing. This six-mile segment, between Ash Lane just north of Center Point and Highway 150 west o...

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Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Wanatee Creek Name Change Now Official

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Conservation Board are pleased to announce the U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved Linn County’s request to change the name of Squaw Creek in Linn County to Wanatee Creek.

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Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County Tree Equity Program Launched from Planting Forward Initiative

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In collaboration with 11 community partners, Linn County Sustainability and Linn County Conservation have joined forces with Monarch Research’s Planting Forward initiative. Linn County Sustainability is seeking to provide trees to households who might oth...

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Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Linn County Conservation renames area Wanatee Park

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LINN COUNTY, IA September 28, 2020 – A thorough review of the name and reference of “squaw” has led the Linn County Conservation Board to approve changing the name Squaw Creek Park to Wanatee Park. After research and consideration of the park’s 9...

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Additional Info... Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Moody’s Assigns Aaa Rating to Linn County’s General Obligation Bonds

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Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aaa rating to Linn County’s $5.1 million general obligation (GO) Water and Land Legacy Bonds, Series 2021A, reflecting Linn County’s continued financial stability and commitment to be responsible stewards of public...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Local Option Sales Tax Resolutions Put Extension Vote on November Ballot

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved resolutions that will allow Linn County voters in unincorporated Linn County as well as the cities of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Fairfax, Marion, Robins, and the portion of Walford located in Linn County to v...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Local Option Sales Tax Resolutions Put Extension Vote on November Ballot

red, white and blue buttons that say Vote

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved resolutions that will allow Linn County voters in unincorporated Linn County as well as the cities of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Fairfax, Marion, Robins, and the portion of Walford located in Linn County to v...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Public Invited to Forums for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Action Planning Aug. 28 and 31

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Two final public forums to share the results of Linn County’s first greenhouse gas emissions inventory will be held Aug. 28 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Fillmore Gardens, 520 11th St. NW, Cedar Rapids and Aug. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the African America...

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