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2015 REAP Assembly Schedule

Every two years, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources hosts a series of public meetings to discuss the intracacies of Iowa's REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) program. During these assemblies, residents within the 18 governance districts get the opportunity to learn about the impact REAP has had in their region, give their imput into what projects REAP should consider and discuss the REAP formula, policies and programs.

What you can expect from a REAP assembly (from the Iowa DNR website):

  • The DNR provides those attending with information regarding REAP expenditures. The overall REAP budget is presented and projects in the region are listed that have been funded with REAP dollars.
  • People attending the assemblies shall identify opportunities for regional REAP projects. Examples that have frequently come up are trails, river corridor protection, wetland restoration, soil erosion prevention, conservation education, and resource inventories.
  • People attending the assemblies shall also review and recommend changes to REAP policies, programs, and funding. This is the portion of the meeting that people speak out on anything they want regarding the inner workings of REAP.
  • And last but not least, the people at the assemblies are responsible for electing five individuals to serve on the REAP Congress. In addition to the five delegates, 3-5 other people are elected as alternates to the delegates. In the event that one of the delegates cannot attend the Congress, an alternate fills that spot.

Each assembly will begin with an open house at 6 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 6:30-8 p.m.

2015 Schedule:

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09/29/15 - Correctionville
Correctionville Community Center, 312 Driftwood St., Correctionville, IA 51016
Region 4: Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, Woodbury

09/30/15 - Spencer
Clay County Regional Events Center, 800 W. 18th St., Spencer, IA 51301
Region 3: Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Sioux

10/01/15 - Carroll
Conservation Center at Swan Lake State Park, 22676 Swan Lake Dr., Carroll, IA
Region 12: Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Sac

10/06/15 - Maquoketa
Hurstville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd St., North of Maquoketa on Hwy 61
Region 8: Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson

10/07/15 - Davenport
Credit Island Lodge, 2200 West River Drive, Davenport, IA 52802
Region 9: Muscatine, Scott

10/08/15 - Oxford
Conservation Education Center - Kent Park, 2048 Highway 6 NW, Oxford, IA 52322
Region 10: Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Washington

10/13/15 - Burlington
Star's Cave Nature Center, 11627 Star's Cave Road, Burlington, IA 52601
Region 16: Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Louisa

10/14/15 - Ottumwa
Bridgeview Center, 102 Church St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
Region 15: Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, Wapello

10/15/15 - Chariton
Pin Oak Lodge, 45996 Hwy. 14, Chariton, IA 50049
Region 18: Appanoose, Lucas, Monroe, Wayne

10/20/15 - Webster City
Briggs Woods Golf Course Lodge, 2501 Briggs Woods Rd, Webster City, IA 50595
Region 5: Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahantas, Webster, Wright

10/21/15 - Marshalltown
Grimes Farm - Conservation Center, 2349 233rd St., Marshalltown, IA 50158
Region 6: Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, Tama

10/22/15 - Afton
Three Mile Lake Lodge, Campground Road, Afton, IA 50830
Region 14: Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor, Union

10/27/15 - Cedar Falls
Hartman Reserve Nature Center, 657 Reserve Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Region 7: Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Grundy

10/28/15 - Decorah
Luther College - Olin Building, Room 102, 700 College Dr., Decorah, IA 52101 (park in library lot)
Region 1: Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek

10/29/15 - Ventura
Ventura Community Center, 4 North Weimer Street, Ventura, IA 50482
Region 2: Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Worth

11/03/15 - Clarinda
Lied Center, 1140 E Main St., Clarinda, IA 51632
Region 13: Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page

11/04/15 - Council Bluffs
Breezy Lodge, 39357 310th St., Neola, IA 51559
Region 17: Pottawattamie, Harrison, Shelby, Cass

11/05/15 - Bondurant
Bondurant Public Library, 104 2nd St. NE, Bondurant, IA 50035
Region 11: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Marion, Polk, Story, Warren