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  • Whiterock Trail Design

    March 18, 2014

    Confluence is assisting with bidding and negotiation for the largest natural surface trail project in Iowa to date. When complete in fall 2014, the project will add over 25 miles of single track and equestrian trails.

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    • Confluence is part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the design and development of a design a 30-mile long “soft” trail network to replace the eroding, poorly marked and, in some places, non-existent “trails” currently used by hikers and equestrians. The project, the largest of its kind in the State of Iowa to date, will add approximately 18 miles of 3’ wide, single track natural surface trail; 5 miles of 4’ wide, rock surfaced horse trail; and 1.5 miles of 8’ wide rock surface Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)/horse trail. In addition, approximately 8 miles of 12’ wide mown trail will wind through pasture. Trail amenities include river access points, wildlife viewing infrastructure, wilderness campsite development, and additional interpretative signage and habitat improvements.

      Whiterock Conservancy, is a non-profit land trust whose mission is to find balance between agriculture and the environment, while involving the public in both. The Conservancy stewards more than 5,000 acres of mixed-use land along the Middle Raccoon River. For more information, please visit www.whiterockconservancy.org.