Grant preparation services include applications for the Resource Enhancement
and Protection (REAP) program, Land and Water Conservation fund (LWCF),
the Transportation Alternatives Set-aside program, the Federal Recreational
Trails program and the State Recreational Trails program.
Over the past two decades, INRCOG has played an integral role in the
development of a multi-use recreational trail system in the metro area
that is second to none in the state. A map of the Cedar Valley trail
network, available in the Cedar Valley Trail and Outdoor Recreation
Guide which was developed by INRCOG, is available in PDF format below
by clicking on the picture of the Guide.
addition, INRCOG continues to work on non-motorized accommodations at
the regional level. Non-motorized planning services include off-road
and on-road planning, mapping, grant writing, trail use monitoring and
technical assistance relating to project development and implementation.
In addition to providing a myriad of recreational planning services,
INRCOG served as staff support for the Cedar Valley Lakes project. Established
in 1986, the Cedar Valley Lakes Project's vision was to create a large,
water-oriented, recreation/conservation greenbelt along the Cedar River
by capitalizing on opportunities created by federally financed highway
construction projects. The Cedar Valley Lakes Project encompasses over
500 acres of surface water and over 65 miles of multi-use trails. While
no longer active, the Cedar Valley Lakes Project was comprised of private
citizens, representatives from area parks, tourism interests, and city
and county staff.
Cedar Valley Trails and Recreation Guide provides information
on recreational opportunities in Black Hawk County and the Waterloo/Cedar
Falls metropolitan area, including maps of the extensive land trail
system, water trails, and city and county parks. Development of the
guide was done with the assistance of the Black Hawk County Conservation
Board, the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, the Waterloo Convention
and Visitors Bureau, the Cedar Falls Park Division, Waterloo Leisure
Services, Iowa DNR, and the YMCA. Printing of the guide was made possible
through donations made by the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association and a
number of area sponsors, each of whom has copies of the guide available.
to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Cedar Valley Trails and
Kyle Durant, Transportation Planner
Codie Leseman, Transportation Planner