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Posted on: February 25, 2013

[ARCHIVED] O.W.L.S. TOPIC FEATURES History of the High Trestle Bridge

Story County Conservation invites the public to the monthly O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) program at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames. History of the High Trestle Bridge will be presented by Richard Voelker on Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The High Trestle Trail Bridge over the Des Moines River between Madrid and Woodward has garnered rave reviews from users as well as recognition from numerous publications and organizations. Join Richard M. Voelker of Snyder & Associates, Inc. for a conversation about the history, design, and construction components of the bridge.

O.W.L.S. programs are designed for "boomers" or older – but anyone can attend. An optional luncheon follows the program at 12 p.m. To view a full schedule of OWLS programs, go here: Lunch is catered for a $7 fee, and registration is required by 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 1. The planned lunch menu for March is Oven baked chicken, parsley potatoes, peas, roll, and cherry crisp.

For more information about this or other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email us at, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. 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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Jerry Keys
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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