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Posted on: November 28, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Dakins Lake Improvement Project Update: Public Meeting to be held December 5

Story County Conservation will hold a public meeting to discuss updates on the Dakins Lake Improvement Project on Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Delos and Lucille Dakins Community Center (105 East Main Street) in Zearing.

The engineering for the expansion project is nearly complete and bid documents should be available for contractors in early January 2013.

Dakins Lake, located on the northeast edge of Zearing (12635 710th Ave.), is currently a 41-acre park but will be expanded to a little over 100 acres. As part of that expansion, Story County Conservation plans to increase the amount of open water available for public use with the addition of a 15 acre lake and provide new amenities, including a 30-site campground, shower house, boat ramp, and picnic shelter. The majority of the expansion project will be funded by tax-increment financing (TIF) on the windmills in the northeast corner of Story County.

A presentation by SCC staff will start at 5:30 p.m. and there will be opportunity for the public to ask questions following the presentation.

You can also follow updates by Special Projects Ranger Carol Williams on SCC’s new blog, The Greenprint at: More information about the project can be found on the Conservation website at or on our Facebook page at

Interested individuals may also contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), or email

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The Environmental Education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Carol Williams
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516

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