Trail Clean Up Press Release

The Linn County Trails Association is partnering with the City of Cedar Rapids on a trail clean up event on Saturday, November 6th at 10:30AM-11:30AM (except Cedar Lake Loop, see below).  Community volunteers are asked to arrive at one of four trail heads to clean up trash, debris, and litter along the trails.  Trail head locations are: Cedar River Trail, Sokol Park; Cedar River Trail, McLeod Park; Cedar Lake Loop (clean up will begin at 9AM); and Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Boyson Rd.

A Linn County Trails Association Board Member will be present at the trail head locations to distribute gloves and bags, provided by the City of Cedar Rapids.  Volunteers can work in teams to collect any garbage along the trails.  Volunteers of all ages and skills are welcome to attend.

Volunteers are asked to report back to the trail head with their garbage bag upon completion.  The City of Cedar Rapids will be collecting the bags following the clean-up. 

An RSVP is not required to volunteer, but is appreciated.  Please RSVP by emailing [email protected].  Visit www.linncountytrails.org for more information.


1 down - 2 to go!

Trick Or Treat on the Trail
Linn County Trails Association hosted 30+ children and families along the Boyson Trail at Thomas Park in Marion on Sunday October 31st for Trick or Treat on the Trail.  Kids stopped at the LAMBA (Linn Area Mountain Biking Asssocation) to get their first round of candy.  The next stop was getting Halloween tattoos on their hands and face. There was a station for doing a leaf drawing and guessing the mystery items that felt like brains and hearts...last, but not least, they stopped at the scary pumpkin man who was handing out fresh cookies and more candy!  At 4:00, the Marion Public Library did a 'Ghost Reading', which was a huge success for the children in attendance!  Thanks for all the trail supporters who stopped by!

Trail Clean Up
Your next opportunity to support the trails in Linn County is by volunteering for the Trail Clean Up day scheduled for this Saturday, November 6th at 10:30AM.  RSVP's are not required, but appreciated.  Please email Kari Lammer, [email protected] to confirm your participation!  Any ages and skill levels are welcome! 

LCTA Annual Reception
Join the LCTA board for an annual reception on December 7th at Benz Beverage Depot.  Share your ideas for trail development and any feedback on how you use the trails!  There will be a wine and beer tasting, as well as appetizers served.  Please consider joining us as we celebrate the accomplishments over the past year!


Busy Weeks Ahead!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the upcoming LCTA events:

- Trick or Treat on the Trail, Oct 31st
- Trail Clean Up Day, Nov 6th
- LCTA Annual Reception, Dec 7th

Visit the events page on our website to learn more!


City Sweep & Trail Clean Up

The Linn County Trails Association is partnering with the City of Cedar Rapids on a City Sweep, this weekend, Saturday, October 23rd.  The City of Cedar Rapids will focus on beautifying the following neighborhoods:

Mound View
Meeting Location: Imago Christi Church (1700 B Ave NE)
Contact: Emily Meyer (431-3080)

Northwest
Meeting Location: A&W on Ellis (1136  Ellis Blvd NW)
Contact: Robert Zeck (294-4872)

Wellington Heights
Meeting Location: Wellington House (392 15th St SE)
Contact: Terry Bilsland (366-3427)

Taylor Area
Meeting Location: Taylor School front parking lot (720 7th Ave SW)
Contact Amy Buelow (241-9055)

The City of Cedar Rapids will be supporting LCTA on the Trail clean up day on November 6th by providing trash bags. 

*Wearing work gloves and boots is recommended!!!


More Ways to Serve You!

The Linn County Trails Association has launched a  new website and communication tool.  We've invested in technology to ensure that trail users, friends of the trails, and those interested in trail development have an ability to stay connected to current trail developments.

There are several new enhancements with the website and our communication tools.  Here are a few highlights -
- Trail users can now view detailed trails maps with descriptions and lengths of the trail
- Trail users can report problems on the trail with the appropriate governing body
- Trail users can get instant feedback about the status of trails
- Facebook and Twitter, and email communication (www.facebook.com/lctrails or www.twitter.com/lctrails)

We encourage you to go explore, give us your feedback and take advantage of the resources on the website.

Thanks again for supporting the trails in Linn County!

Happy Trails,

Geoff Eastburn