Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa Project AWARE has made the difficult yet necessary decision to cancel the 2020 cleanup event. The good news is that we hope to see you next year! At this time, our plan is simple…we’re hitting “pause” for 2020 and will pick up right where we left off when it’s safe to gather again. We hope you can join us on the Middle and South Raccoon rivers on July 11-16, 2021!

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2021 Route

Location: Middle and South Raccoon Rivers, Carroll, Guthrie and Dallas Counties

Distance: 63.2 miles

2021 Route Map

Daily Itinerary

Sunday, July 11

Meet & Greet at Whiterock Conservancy River Campground (1314 Fig Ave., Coon Rapids)   
    • Statewide Event Shuttles (Iowa City and Van Meter)
    • Iowa Project AWARE Event Kickoff
  • Camp – Whiterock Conservancy River Campground (1314 Fig Ave., Coon Rapids)

Monday, July 12 – 11.4 Miles

Twilight Ave. (Coon Rapids) to Whiterock Conservancy Access

  • Start – Twilight Ave. (Coon Rapids – Road right-of-way)
  • ½ Way Point (5.3 miles) – Riverside Park (Carroll CCB)
  • Takeout/End (6.1 Miles) – Whiterock Conservancy River Campground (Fig Ave – Whiterock Conservancy)
  • Camp – Whiterock Conservancy River Campground (1314 Fig Ave., Coon Rapids)

Tuesday, July 13 – 15.1 Miles

Whiterock Conservancy Access to Springbrook Access

  • Start – Whiterock Conservancy (Fig Ave – Whiterock Conservancy)
  • Takeout/End (15.1 miles) – Springbrook Access (2511 160th St., Guthrie Center – Iowa DNR)
  • Camp – TBD

Wednesday, July 14 – 16.3 Miles

Lenon Mill Access to Redfield Access

  • Start – Lenon Mill Access (2200 Soldier Trail, Panora – Iowa DNR)
  • ½ Way Point (9.0 miles) – Cowles Access (3330 268th St., Stuart – Iowa DNR)
  • Takeout/End (7.3 miles) – Redfield Access (719 Bridge St., Redfield – City of Redfield)
  • Camp – Hanging Rock Park (916 Redfield St., Redfield – Dallas CCB)

Thursday, July 15 – 11.3 Miles

Redfield Access to Earlham Bridge Access

  • Start – Redfield Access (719 Bridge St., Redfield – City of Redfield)
  • ½ Way Point (7.8 miles) – Pleasant Valley Access (32645 Indian Trail, Adel – Iowa DNR)
  • Takeout/End (3.5 miles) – Earlham Bridge Access (33505 L Ave, Adel – Iowa DNR)
  • Camp – Van Meter TBD

Friday, July 16 – 9.1 Miles

Earlham Bridge Access to Van Meter Access

  • Start – Earlham Bridge Access (33505 L Ave, Adel – Iowa DNR)
  • Takeout/End (9.1 miles) – Van Meter Access (705 Debra Dr., Van Meter – City of Van Meter)