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RRVT Trail Users ,

Work will start September 22, 2016 on the paving of 2 trail/road intersections in Dallas County on the RRVT.  Each crossing, depending on the weather, may take up to one week or more to complete.  The 2 sites where the paved crossing work will occur are 290th Street (west of Adel) and the first Linden Rd. intersection (just south of Linden).  It is anticipated that the roads at these intersections may be closed down for road traffic during the entire construction process.  There will be limited access for trail users as they will have to dismount from bikes and walk around the construction site.  For more information, contact Dallas County Conservation Board at (515) 465-3577.


Archaeology of the Raccoon/River Float - October 2, 2016 
This event will begin with a morning presentation at 10:30 A.M. at the Hanging Rock Shelter House in Redfield examining the story of the Raccoon River, as told in its archaeology. The presentation will focus on the digs at the Maxwell, Decamp and Kuehn sites. Who were the People that once called the Raccoon River Valley home and what have we learned of their cultures through these archaeological studies? There will be an hour break for lunch on your own prior to the afternoon float.

Participants interested in extending the study of the Raccoon's history are invited to join an afternoon float from 1 to 5, starting at the lowhead dam in Redfield and floating to Pleasant Valley river access. The float will take us past the sites of the archaeological digs and allow for a continued conversation in to the First Peoples of the river. Participants must provide their own kayak or canoe. Registered participants will be provided a shuttle from our take-out back to the put-in at Redfield. Registration is required for the River Float portion of this event by calling 515-465-3577.


"Let's Connect" Fundraising Campaign  

Questions?  Mike Wallace, Dallas County Conservation Board,  or at 515-465-3577.

A “Let’s Connect” fundraising campaign is being intensified to support a 9-mile “connector” trail between Perry and Woodward.  That will link two of the premier recreational trails in Iowa – the Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT) and the High Trestle Trail (HTT). Click here for more information.


The DCCB 2016 Summer Solstice Edition Newsletter is available here. 


RRVT Trail Permits Available Online
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.”