Fidelity Bank & Trust has announced its commitment to invest $35,000 over a five-year period to support the joint Iowa Park Foundation and State of Iowa’s Parks to People pilot region, the Grant Wood Mississippi River Region (GWMRR). The region is comprised of Jackson, Jones, and Dubuque Counties.
The Parks to People pilot project is a State initiative to create a regional arts, cultural, and recreational destination that utilizes the State of Iowa’s investment of $1.9 million to leverage private investment. Over the last year, the Jackson, Jones, and Dubuque County stakeholders have worked to develop a two-year plan to enhance, promote, and sustain the regions assets. This plan, approved in December 2015 by the Iowa Parks Foundation, outlines up to $21 million of enhancements for the region’s parks, recreation and natural spaces. Currently the GWMRR has secured $17 million.
The Grant Wood Mississippi River Region’s mission is to leverage other community support for this region’s wonderful cultural, natural, arts, and recreation assets. Anyone in the community can support the many great quality of life projects in their community. You can go to the Region’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GWMRR/) and press the “Donate” button, or visit the Community Foundation’s website (www.tinyurl.com/hfz5s7y) to see how you can be a part of a specific project.