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Beyond The Plateau Campaign
Beyond The Plateau Campaign
The campaign to build a Driftless Area Education & Visitor Center
Allamakee County Conservation Foundation last week announced the kickoff of the public phase of the Beyond The Plateau capital campaign to build the $3.6 million Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center. Foundation celebrated having already secured $3.3 million in funding with a program and tours of the property at 1944 Columbus Road. The 10,000-square-foot, three-level Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center will be a tourist destination, housing interpretive and dimensional displays and covering topics such as geology, limnology (rivers/streams), archaeology, conservation and wildlife studies, river town industries and economies, American Indian cultures, local history and more. For more information on the DAE&V Center Click Here.
Governor Visits The DAE&V Center
Governor Visits The
Driftless Area Education & Visitor Center
Governor Terry Branstad toured the Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center on June 16, 2016. Larry Shellhammer, Board of Supervisor member, addressed the Governor and stated " My hope for this building is that visitors will come in just like Governor Branstad did, walk up to this window here and say 'WOW'! Speakers informed the Governor on the history and importance this center will have on not only Allamakee County, but its surrounding counties and visitors. After the Governor toured the Center, he then addressed the group and responded to several questions. "Thank you for inviting me, I'm really impressed, If you build it, they will come" stated the Governor from the Field of Dreams movie. Branstand stated he is excited to come back and bring his family to see the finished Center.
Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation Donates $15,000.00 To Visitor Center
McGregor, IA – October, 24th 2016 the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation donated $15,000.00 to support the Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center at the UMGC Fall 2016 Grant Awards Banquet.
The funds from the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation will help fund interpretive displays for the Allamakee County Conservation Board’s Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center.
Sindee Gohde, Executive Director of UMGC, stated that the “Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation is dedicated to the enrichment of Clayton County and we felt that this project would enhance local attractions and benefit tourism for Allamakee and Clayton County.”
Iowa OUTDOOR: IPTV BROADCAST of New County Conservation Centers
Iowa’s county conservation board system has been in place for nearly 60 years. Over the past year, two county boards—one of the state’s oldest, and one of its youngest—have both constructed new education centers. Iowa Outdoors looks at what is driving this new building wave.
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