For the next six weeks, INHF will be sharing the impact Iowa’s REAP program has in communities throughout the state. The Iowa DNR is hosting regional REAP Assemblies until Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.
Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek
REAP Assembly – Decorah
Oct. 28, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Luther College – Olin Building, Room 102 (700 College Dr., Decorah, IA 52101) Park in library lot.
Yellow River State Forest
In the far northeast corner of Iowa lies the Yellow River State Forest, a haven for many different types of flora, fauna and landscapes. Located within the Effigy Mountains National Monument, the Yellow River State Forest is near the confluence of the Yellow River and the Mississippi. Because of the running water, many animals flock to the area. Deer, ducks, game fish, beavers, mink, hawks and even bald eagles may be seen at any time. The birds make their homes in the rich, dense forest among the maple, oak and ash trees. Several state-endangered species have been found in the Yellow River State Forest, making the land uniquely worthy of protection. The Heritage Addition, a 1,045-acre plot, connects the forest to the Effigy Mountains National Monument. Together, the Yellow River State Forest Unit, Heritage Addition and Effigy Mounds National Monument protect 7.8 miles of this river, along with critical migratory bird habitat along the Upper Mississippi River flyway.
REAP funding for this project: $1,374,003
Region REAP Support (total): $17,875,013