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News Service:

Annette Hacker, manager,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

01-31-05

Contacts:

Julia Badenhope, Landscape Architecture, (515) 294-3007

Sandra Oberbroeckling, Landscape Architecture, (515) 294-3721

Pam Helfer, Trees Forever, (800) 369-1269

Teddi Barron, News Service, (515) 294-4778

2005 visioning program communities selected

AMES, Iowa -- Twelve Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2005.

The visioning program integrates technical landscape planning and design techniques with sustainable community action to assist community leaders and volunteers in making sound and meaningful decisions about the local landscape.

The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Extension Landscape Architecture and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. In addition, professional landscape architects offer expertise in creating conceptual design plans for the communities.

The 2005 visioning communities are: Asbury, Bloomfield, Donnellson, Gilbertville, Guthrie Center, Hawarden, Panora, Reinbeck, Solon, State Center, Washington and Woodward.

To qualify for the visioning program, communities must have a population of less than 10,000, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process.

Since 1996, 101 Iowa communities have benefited from the visioning program.

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