The Benton County Conservation received a $143,434.00 grant from the Federal Recreational Trails Program. The grant was written for resurfacing the 15 mile Old Creamery Nature Trail and for other maintenance of the trail from Dysart, through Garrison into Vinton. A goal has been set to raise $20,000.00 of matching funds for this project.
A meeting is planned for Tuesday, February 11th at 6 p.m. at the Benton County Conservation Center at 5718 20th Ave. Drive, Vinton, IA 52349 for an informational meeting concerning the process, timeline and details of the grant as well as ideas for fundraising.
All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting. We look forward to the development of the Old Creamery Nature Trail development and to the recreational and economy opportunities it will create.