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A Fundraising Campaign to Connect Two Trails

Raccoon River Valley Trail and High Trestle Trail


On Thursday , November 10, 2016 the Dallas County Conservation Board received a major donation of $100,000 from Joyce VanKirk and her recently deceased husband, Dallas “Pete” VanKirk of Perry, for the “Let’s Connect” project.  This project consists of connecting the Raccoon River Valley Trail in Perry to the High Trestle Trail in Woodward.  You can read all about it here (  in an article by Jim Caufield of The Perry  For more information on this project you can go to or contact the Dallas County Conservation Board at 515-465-3577.


The DCCB 2016 Fall Equinox Edition Newsletter is available here. 


RRVT Trail Permits Available Online - 2017 Permits are available!
Dallas County Conservation Board offers you the convenience of purchasing your Raccoon River Valley Trail permits online. Click on "Annual Trail Pass" on the upper left hand side. Very easy!


Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Ave.
Perry, Iowa 50220
FAX 515-465-3579
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm


Mission Statement

"To protect, preserve, and enhance our natural resources by providing opportunities to improve the public’s quality of life through environmental education, ecosystem management, outdoor recreation, and historic preservation.”