On Tuesday, November 6th, voters supported the Polk County Water and Land Legacy Bond (PCWLL) in historic fashion passing the measure by 72%. This large margin of victory clearly shows that there is bipartisan support for critical water quality, wildlife, trails, and recreation projects.
Much appreciation goes out to the citizens of Polk County and the many people that supported this bond referendum with volunteer efforts or financial assistance towards education efforts. Polk County’s government leaders, community organizations, corporate friends, and individual supporters have shown tremendous local leadership. Special recognition must go to the Polk County Board of Supervisors, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, and the Great Outdoors Fund.
The Conservation Board has a set of projects ready to go including critical water quality work at Easter Lake and in the Four Mile Creek Watershed as well as other trail connectors and infrastructure projects throughout the county. These projects have received valuable public feedback and support.
Broader than these specific projects, we are most excited to improve the quality of life for you, your children, and your grandchildren. Improved water quality, wildlife habitat protection, connected communities by means of trails and greenways, revitalized parks, outdoor recreation and education opportunities for all ages and abilities, active and healthy youth and adults, and adequate green space for our future generations are important to the health of our community.
We encourage the public to stay involved and updated on PCWLL projects in future years. Visit our website regularly for project updates and public input opportunities.