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 • Webster City Parks and Rec,Hamilton County Conservation look at issues.

 Issues facing the Hamilton County Conservation Board and the Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission were discussed at a joint meeting held Thursday afternoon. Both departments looked at working together on improvement to park areas and on promotion. Another issue discussed was on the Boone River Recreational Trail. Both the parks and recreation commission and the conservation department will look at the application of grant money to replace the identification signs along the trail that have been faded due to weather. There will also work that will need to be done in the future on cracks that have been noticed along the trail.It's likely that the fixing of the cracks will take place next year.

At a meeting earlier this week the Hamilton County Conservation Board met with John Laird on his environmental education programs and on the improvements to Briggs Woods Park during 2014. The Briggs Woods Golf Course opened for the season on March 17. Russ Appel said the numbers have been down since opening day due to the cold weather but it should pickup in the next few weeks with warmer weather.  The board also met with Jessica Johnson of the Prairie Rivers R C and D on marketing Hamilton County's parks and conservation areas. The department will look at using social media for their promotions beginning late this spring.

 • Webster City Community Schools asking residents to participate in a We Support survey next week.

 The Webster City Community School District is asking for input in the community wide needs assessment from students,parents, teachers, support staff and community members. The district is using the WE Surveys which provide a unique opportunity for voices of all students, staff, and community members to be heard. The We Support Survey is designed to provide the district with an understanding of expectations and perceptions the community has about the school system and student learning. Results are tabulated by the Successful Practices Network and reported back to the school district. You can access the online survey by visiting www.wesurvey.org from Tuesday,March 31 through Thursday,April 2. Enter the case sensitive password- C5WCCSIA. When all questions have been answered click "Submit" for your voice to be counted. All answers will be kept anonymous. The results will be released sometime this spring. If you have any questions about the survey contact Linda Williams at 515-832-9200 or e-mail lwilliams@webster-city.k12.ia.us

 

 • Webster City selected to receive funding for the Riverside Stormwater Wetland project.

 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced Tuesday that nine Urban Conservation Water Quality Initiative Demonstration Projects have been selected to receive $655,194 in funding. One of those projects is in Webster City. The Riverside Stormwater Wetlands project will receive a grant for $100,000 from the Iowa Agriculture Department with the total project amounting to $273,091. The city of Webster City plans to divert their storm water runoff from a 70 acre urban area to a wetland instead of directly into the Boone River. The wetland will help by slowing and filtering stormwater generated from Webster City's urban streets and parking areas.The other projects are located in Ames, Calmar, Calhoun County, Cedar Falls, Des Moines, Granger, Storm Lake and West Des Moines. The projects join 16 Water Quality Initiative demonstration projects in targeted watersheds that are focused on helping farmers implement and demonstrate water quality practices. The state has provided $7.4 million in funding to support these projects and has leveraged  an additional $11.7 million in additional funding from partners and landowners. More than 95 organizations are participating in these projects. You can find out more about these voluntary, science based practices that can be implemented on farms and cities by going to www.cleanwateriowa.org.

 

 • Northeast Hamilton Community School Board to meet Thursday evening.
 • Webster City Kiwanis Honor Banquet set for Thursday evening.

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Rest Of Today...Mostly sunny. High in the upper 30s. North wind near 10 mph.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light snow after midnight. Low in the mid 20s. Southeast wind near 10 mph.
Saturday...Mostly sunny. High in the mid 40s. South wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

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