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October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM
October 30, 2018, 9:00 AM
October 23, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Starr's Cave Park Shelter House
On Tuesday, October 23, Des Moines County Conservation is hosting a Hike or Bike program through Starr’s Cave Park and Preserve.
Let’s go for a hike! Join Des Moines County Conservation’s environmental education team as we explore Starr’s Cave Park and Preserve. We will be hiking the newly constructed section of the Flint River Trail and enjoying the fall colors. Bicyclists are welcome to join us for a ride as well. We will meet at Starr’s Cave Nature Center at 5:00 P.M. for an official ribbon cutting then hit the trail for a 3 mile round trip hike. A shuttle will be available for people wanting to return after 1.5 miles.
Des Moines County Conservation is hosting a Hike or Bike program through Starr’s Cave Park and Preserve on Tuesday, October 23rd starting at 5:00 P.M. For more information regarding this program contact Starr’s Cave Nature Center: (319) 753-5808.
October 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail. A completed absentee ballot request form must be submitted by 5:00 PM today!!!
The deadline to pre-register to vote for in the general election is 5:00 PM. This applies to registration in person (including registration at driver's license stations or agencies) or by mail.
After today, a person may register to vote at the auditor's office or at a satellite absentee voting station and vote an absentee ballot. The process is the same as for registering to vote on election day.
October 23, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission
The Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a public Open House to present preliminary floodplain maps to Des Moines County citizens. The open house will provide property owners an opportunity to view the preliminary maps and learn how their flood risk may have changed. These preliminary maps provide a tool for communicating flood risk to property owners. The maps will eventually become the basis for local communities’ floodplain management measures. Insurance companies will use the maps to determine flood insurance rates. As a result of these map changes, some buildings throughout Des Moines County may, for the first time, be included in a high-risk flood zone, known as the Special Flood Hazard Area. This may result in those affected homeowners being required to purchase flood insurance.
Residents with questions can contact the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources at 515-725-8352 or Ken.Bouma@dnr.iowa.gov.
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