The City of Evansdale has been awarded $262,320 from the DNR Water Trails Enhancement Grant Program for the construction of a new concrete boat ramp, parking lot, and access road along the Cedar River near River Road. Currently there is no developed access in this location, although the area has been used by anglers and paddlers for decades. This access will allow motorboats to launch as well as paddle craft, and is in close proximity to the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, which will provide pedal/paddle opportunities for adventurers! These funds will be paired with previously awarded REAP grant funds to create a recreation destination for the region. This opportunity was made possible through collaborative efforts by the City of Evansdale, Black Hawk County Conservation Board, INRCOG, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.