Public input appreciated

The Boone, Hamilton and Webster Counties Parks to People Regional Plan has launched an on-line survey for the public to help plan the region’s future. The survey is open now through Monday, February 15.

Planners urge

locals to visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/bhw-survey

and take the short survey to share ideas about how the three counties to work together to promote tourism, health, arts, heritage, parks, trails and community vitality within the region.

In addition to the survey, area residents are also encouraged to attend one of the upcoming public open houses about the plan, scheduled for 5:006:30 p.m. at the following locations and dates:

February 16: Sampson Room at Fuller Hall at 625 Bank Street, Webster City. (Hamilton)

February 17: Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Office at 24 North Ninth Street, Fort Dodge. (Webster)

February 18: Second Floor Auditorium, Boone City Hall, 923 Eighth Street, Boone. (Boone)

This effort has been funded in part by an Iowa Parks Foundation grant and matched by a series of sponsors including the Fort Dodge Community Foundation, Webster County Conservation, Hamilton County Conservation, Boone County Economic Development and others.

RDG Planning & Design of Central Iowa has been contracted to help prepare the plan. RDG representatives will be on hand to answer questions at the open houses and present the early survey results.