Governor Reynolds is awarding three more projects with federal pandemic relief money from the Destination Iowa program she launched this spring.
A $3.5 million grant is going to Black Hawk County Conservation and Linn County Conservation, to pave 16 miles of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. That will complete a 52 mile route that will run between the Cedar Rapids and Waterloo/Cedar Falls metros.
The City of Maquoketa and Jackson County Conservation are getting $750,000 to install a whitewater paddling course on the Maquoketa River as well as a disc golf course and hiking trails that meet Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.
The third award, of $400,000, is going to Colfax to support construction of an RV campground near Interstate 80.
The first round of grants from the 100-million dollar Destination Iowa account were awarded near the end of June. It included $6 million to Universal Television for the Field of Dreams TV Series. Days later the production was looking for a new broadcast home. Governor Reynolds has indicated the grants are to cover expenses of the projects, so the money for Universal Television will be awarded if the production happens.