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Trees Forever Offers Trails Enhancement Workshop in Lamoni May 1

Trees Forever offers Trails Enhancement Workshop

Learn what resources are available for south central Iowa

Marion, Iowa (April 3, 2014) - Trail enthusiasts and community leaders looking to enhance and improve their community through trails are invited to attend an upcoming workshop planned for south central Iowa.

The workshop will be hosted by Trees Forever on Thursday, May 1, from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. at the Lamoni Community Center, 108 South Chestnut Street, Lamoni, Iowa. The Lamoni Trail Commission is partnering with Trees Forever on the workshop.

The interactive community workshop, "Happier Trails Ahead: Planning & Planting New Trail Enhancements", will offer the opportunity to share ideas, successes and challenges, ask questions, and learn how other communities have successfully improved their trails. Trees Forever staff will discuss the many benefits of trail enhancements and share additional resources available.

With the popularity of trails on the rise, many communities are looking for ways to enhance their existing trails with an eye towards increasing tourism and economic development. Many also recognize the valuable role that trails play in improving public health and well-being.

There is no cost to attend the trail enhancements workshop, but pre-registration is required. Please RSVP by April 25 to Carl Barnhart at (800) 369-1269 extension 114, or register online at A light meal will be served.

For more information on the May 1 workshop, or other Trees Forever programs, please contact Trees Forever field coordinator Leslie Berckes at 515-681-2295, or via e-mail at

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Trees Forever is a nonprofit organization based in Marion, IA committed to planting trees, encouraging community involvement and stewardship, and caring for the environment. Programs focus on improving air and water quality, increasing wildlife habitat, providing substantial energy savings and beautifying our landscape. For more information visit or call 800-369-1269.

Leslie Berckes
(515) 681-2295




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