With winter steadily approaching, there are weather-specific precautions and measures that local public agencies need to take.
In the case of the Shell Rock River and Wilkinson Pioneer Park Greenbelts that means closures, for the season, for certain kinds of traffic.
Effective Dec. 3, the two greenbelts extending from 295th Street to County Road B30 will officially close to motorized traffic, including ATVs and UTVs.
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According to Cerro Gordo County Outdoor Recreation Area Manager Todd Hansen, the roadways may close earlier if weather conditions change or significant snowfall occurs.
Although roadways will be closed to motorized traffic, hiking, biking and horseback riding will still be permitted (as will snowmobiling on the designated trail once there is enough snow cover).
Then the greenbelts will reopen, tentatively, in May 2020. Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board.
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Our Environment: Fall 2019
Stay in tune with the land you live on. Healthy lives depend on healthy ecosystems. Here are our environmentally related stories from autumn of 2019.
Clear Lake is iced over.
Bundle up: as snowfall has halted this morning, North Iowans can expect near record cold temperatures and windchills to follow into Tuesday.
I heard the ducks before I saw them. Not the usual quacking normally associated with waterfowl, but rather the screeching “Whoo-eek, Whoo-eek”…
I hate to say that but it’s true.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture recognized Heritage and Century Farm families during a ceremony at the 2019 Iowa State Fair, including nine…
Dig your way through a few fresh gopher mounds, and you’re likely to find just about everything but gophers. Discoveries may include napping t…
CEDAR RAPIDS – There’s still time to address climate change that is predicted to lead to more severe weather, more stress on human health and …
July was the hottest month on record and was the latest example of an upward trend in severity and frequency of summer heat waves.
The October bird migration is one of the more interesting and exciting aspects of fall.
During that time, new installations will be going in.
Love is in the air at Lime Creek Nature Center.
If you've used the new information kiosk at Averydale Access in the Lime Creek Conservation Area, you have Boy Scout Jeremiah Stafford to thank.
Reach Reporter Jared McNett at 641-421-0527. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @TwoHeadedBoy98.