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Get Rec’d: Canoe the Cedar River

There are 18,000 miles of river trails in Iowa, but the Cedar River is easy to access, wide enough to maintain a safe physical distance from anyone else there and can be done in an afternoon. Getting started If you’re new to the canoe, take one on a lake or pond to practice balance, paddle […]

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ConnectCR raises more than $7 million to revitalize Cedar Lake and build the Smokestack Bridge across the Cedar River

ConnectCR, the community group working to bring new recreational opportunities to Cedar Rapids by revitalizing Cedar Lake and constructing a pedestrian bridge across the Cedar River, announced on Thursday it had surpassed it fundraising goal of $7 million. “I have been a big supporter of this project, and it’s just really exciting to see how […]

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Cedar Rapids seeking public input on possible new recreational opportunities on the Cedar River

For Cedar Rapidians who have long wished to canoe, tube or swim in the Cedar River, the opportunity might be getting closer. The City of Cedar Rapids is seeking input on potential recreational options, and residents have an opportunity to share their thoughts. Until Feb. 14, residents can take an online survey that will ask what they think about the Cedar River […]

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Open house seeks public input on fate of First and First West, and will provide update on west side flood control in Cedar Rapids

After accepting a casino just isn’t in the cards for First and First West, the city of Cedar Rapids is seeking public input on what to do with the downtown site. An open house on Tuesday, Nov. 12 will allow people a chance to speak out on what they would like to see on vacant land. The event will also feature information about the upcoming flood control projects on the west side of Cedar Rapids. […]

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Heightened flood risk remains for Eastern Iowa this spring

Iowa tributaries to the Mississippi River face above normal risks for flooding as predicted by the Davenport station of the National Weather Service Forecast Office (NWSFO). Their second spring outlook, released Mar. 3, notes that despite recent dry weather, wet soil across the state would quickly shed precipitation or snowmelt and contribute to flood conditions. […]

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