Linn County's Water and Land Legacy

South Cedar Natural Area
South Cedar Natural Area
Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Residents passed the Linn County Water and Land Legacy bond issue by nearly 74% approval. Details here 

More details on the next steps in  Oak Hickory

The Water and Land Legacy bond would protect Water Quality and Natural Areas by:

  • Protecting sources of clean drinking water with targeted wetland, easements and buffer areas
  • Improving the water quality of the Cedar River, its tributaries, and other rivers and streams
  • Preserving natural areas for wildlife habitat
  • Maintaining land to provide natural floodwater storage to help reduce flooding
Park Improvements:
  • Construct and update picnic areas, park shelters, restrooms, interactive playgrounds and nature play areas, and other park improvements
  • Expand family campgrounds, including campsites, rental cabins, shower house facilities and play areas
  • Increase outdoor recreational experiences for walking, hiking, and biking, as well as equestrian use and cross country skiing
Linn County's Water and Land Legacy Bond will create and improve trails by:
  • Constructing Morgan Creek County Park's trail network and creating a paved trail that will link the park to the Cedar Rapids Trail system
  • Connecting the Marion trail system through Squaw Creek Park, continuing onto the Sac and Fox Trail in Cedar Rapids
  • Completing the Grant Wood Trail

Accountability Measures:
  • Full public disclosure of all expenditures will be required
  • Projects managed by the Linn County Conservation Board
  • Improvements to existing parks, recreational facilities and natural areas will be guided by approved master plans that include the community's input
  • Bond will cost the average homeowner less than $2.25 per month

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