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Gilmore City to be part of Iowa's Living Roadways

Native flowers and appropriate tree plantings could be cropping up along Highway 3 in Gilmore City. The community was one of seven communities selected to participate in Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program for 2013.

Gilmore City has been selected as one of seven Iowa communities to participate in the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2013.
The award-winning program integrates technical landscape planning and design techniques with sustainable community action to assist community leaders and volunteers in making sound and meaningful decisions about the local landscape.
The 2013 visioning communities are Fonda, Gilmore City, Keota, Lake City, Mapleton, Ossian, and Shellsburg. The seven villages in the Amana Colonies are also participating in the 2013 program.
The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit organization. In addition, professional landscape architects offer expertise in creating conceptual design plans for the communities.
To qualify for the visioning program, a community must have a population of fewer than 10,000, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process.