Ten Towns Selected for 2020 Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program

October 1, 2019

Iowa map showing the 2020 visioning communitiesTen Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2020.

The award-winning program integrates technical landscape planning and design techniques with sustainable community action to assist community leaders and volunteers in making sound and meaningful decisions about the local landscape.

The 2020 visioning communities are Avoca, Elkader, Fairfax, Lost Nation, Madrid, Mingo, Mount Pleasant, Polk City, Reinbeck, and Wellsburg. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. In addition, professional landscape architects offer expertise in creating conceptual design plans for the communities.

To qualify for the visioning program, a community must have a population of fewer than 10,000, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process.

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Extension Landscape Architecture and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit organization with a mission to plant trees and care for the environment. Since 1996, 241 Iowa communities have benefited from the Visioning Program.

More information is available on the website (www.communityvisioning.org).

Contacts:

Sandra Oberbroeckling, Extension Program Specialist, 515-294-3721, soberbr@iastate.edu

Gail Barels, Trees Forever, 319-373-0650, ext. 124, gbarels@treesforever.org

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