Linn County Trails Association

LCTA is an all-volunteer organization supporting the development of nature trails for recreation and commuting in Linn County, Iowa.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trail Map Feedback Requested

The LCTA Trail Map Planning Committee is seeking your input and feedback on the current "Metro Area Trails Guide" maps that have been distributed on the area nature trails and around the community. What do you like about the maps? What do you dislike? What do you find confusing about them? What would you like to see added in future printings of the map?

Leave your comments here on the blog, and thanks for your feedback!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Werner Avenue Tree Planting (Nov 3rd)

‘We Dig Your District’ Tree Planting to Improve Trail Parking Lot- November 3, 1:30 PM.

Volunteers are needed to help plant trees at the Werner Ave. Parking lot of the Cedar River Trail. The event will include a brief ceremony, tree planting, and time to socialize with your fellow volunteers, city council members, and representatives from Alliant Energy and Trees Forever. Light refreshments will be served. We Dig Your District is a Trees Forever and Alliant Energy program that works with public and private partners to plant trees in each of Cedar Rapids’ 5 City Council districts.

Werner Ave is found just south of Hwy 100 (Collins Road), between I-380 and Center Point Road NE. Click here for a map showing Werner Avenue.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tree Planting at Meth-Wick Retirement Community

Although this is not a trail-related activity per se, it is still an event that will benefit and beautify our community. This comes from Rockwell Collins (the Rockwell Collins Green Communities program), but this event is open to the community:

When: October 21, 2006 at 9:00 am
Where: Volunteers should meet at 9:00 am in front of the Greenwood Building on the Meth-Wick grounds, 1224 13th Street NW, Cedar Rapids. The Greenwood building is the peach colored building located near the pond.
Need: Volunteers are needed to help plant trees on the Meth-Wick grounds. Meth-Wick is a non-profit retirement community that is continually improving its park-like grounds, which are enjoyed by residents and neighbors alike. The planting should take approximately 2 hours and will be followed by light refreshments. This is a great family-friendly opportunity to get outside and beautify the Meth-Wick grounds while learning about the benefits of trees and proper tree planting techniques. For more information or to sign up, please contact Karen Brook at Trees Forever, 319-373-0650.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Haunted Trail

Linn County Trails Association is sponsoring the 2nd annual Haunted Trail event on Sunday, October 22nd, from 2-4 pm. Look for more information about this event on this blog. This year's flyer is now available here.