Lewis and Clark Multi-Use Trail

Public involvement

The Lewis and Clark Multi-Use Trail study's concepts are rooted in the opinions and perceptions of those who know and understand western Iowa and the Loess Hill region the best its residents, civic leaders, and community organizations. While participation in a trail planning process typically focuses on conservation boards, engineers, recreational associations, and local and state officials, this process also focused on end users. Every resident has a compelling interest in the development of additional recreational opportunities within the region and had the opportunity to participate at some level.

Public involvement provided the opportunity to review the progress of the Lewis and Clark Multi-Use Trail Study development process, asked questions of the project team and was a great way for the public to stay informed and share information.

August 3, 2010  
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Glenwood (Glenwood Public Library Annex, 107 N. Vine Street)
   
August 4, 2010  
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Missouri Valley (Rand Community Center, 100 S. Fourth Street)
   
August 5, 2010  
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sioux City (Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 900 Larsen Park Road)

2009 Public involvement

Four days of regional stakeholder workshops were held in 2009, including up to 28 individual working sessions. The program included:

  • One day in each of four regions of the Lewis and Clark corridor.

    July 27, 2009  
    7:30 - 9 a.m. Hamburg (Hamburg Fire Station, 711 Main Street)
    10:30 a.m. - noon Southern Loess Hills Welcome Center (Just west of exit 10 off
    Interstate 29 at 2083 Crossroads Drive in Percival)
    2:30 - 4 p.m. Glenwood (Glenwood Senior Center, 20 North Vine Street)
    7 - 8:30 p.m. Council Bluffs (Public Library, 400 Willow Avenue)
       

    July 28, 2009

     
    7:30 - 9 a.m. Council Bluffs (Community Hall, 205 South Main)
    9 - 10:30 a.m. Council Bluffs (Community Hall, 205 South Main)
    12:30 - 2 p.m. Missouri Valley (Rand Community Senior Center, 100 S 4th Street)
    5:30 - 7 p.m. Onawa (Onawa Community and Recreation Center, 320 10th Street)
       

    July 29, 2009

     
    7:30 - 9 a.m. Onawa (Onawa Community and Recreation Center, 320 10th Street)
    10:30 a.m. - noon Sloan (Sloan Community Center, 423 Evans Street)
    3:30 - 5 p.m. Sioux City (Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 900 Larsen Park Road)
    7 - 9 p.m. Sioux City (Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 900 Larsen Park Road)
       
    July 30, 2009  
    8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Sioux City (Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 900 Larsen Park Road)

  • Workshop discussions during the day were organized by specific interest group. Topics included tourism and business/economic development interests; user groups and recreationalists; public sector; historical and cultural interests; and environmental interests.

An internet-based survey regarding travel, experiences and opinions of the Iowa Lewis and Clark corridor will provide us with local knowledge and measure recreational preferences and travel and consumer patterns in the Lewis and Clark Multi-Use Trail study area.