The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Boone River Watershed Management Authority hosted a virtual public meeting on Feb. 10 that discussed a proposal to extend the Boone River Water Trail from its current position in Webster City north to the Wright-Hancock County line.

The Boone River Water Trail currently runs from Webster City to the confluence with the Des Moines River in the southern portion of the Boone River Watershed.

“If you fish, paddle, or tube the Boone River, or engage in other recreational activities along the Boone River, we’d like your input,” said John Wenck, water trails coordinator for the Iowa DNR.

He encouraged users to complete an online Boone River survey on the river itself that will help determine the next steps in the process. The survey will be open through March 3.

For more information, contact Wenck at or Alyssa Tenorio with JEO Consulting Group at