The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Boone River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) will host two virtual meetings to discuss expanding the Boone River Water Trail through Hamilton and Wright Counties. The schedule is as follows:
- Landowner Meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
To register for the meeting, visit bit.ly/2Ly7lbm.
- River Users/Public Meeting: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. To register for the meeting, visit bit.ly/3ovTQYG.
The Boone River Water Trail currently runs from the confluence with the Des Moines River in the southern portion of the Boone River Watershed to Webster City. The DNR and WMA are gathering feedback on the prospect of expanding the water trail designation from Webster City north to the Wright/Hancock County line. Landowners along the Boone River, river users and the public are encouraged to participate in these meetings by providing input on current needs and discuss interest in water trail extension. Following these meetings, the DNR and WMA will discuss next steps in extending the Boone River water trail. JEO Consulting Group will assist in facilitating these meetings and any proposed next steps.
A public survey has also been created to facilitate feedback. This survey can be found here and will be open through Wednesday, March 3, 2021.