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West Des Moines launched afundraising campaign Wednesday for a pedestrian and bike bridgebeing built to connectWalnut Woods State Park with Racoon River Park.

The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce will hold a fundraiser Saturday for the the Raccoon River Pedestrian Bridge at Racoon River Park.An 11-mile bike ride starts at 11 a.m., and cardboard boat racesbegin at 2 p.m. Other family festivities and music will run until 6 p.m. Donations can be made to the Des Moines-basedGreat Outdoors Foundation, which is supporting the effort.

The campaign is seeking to raise $3 million for the project. West Des Moines is also budgeting $3.8 million for the project, according to Katie Hartman from the Great Outdoors Foundation.

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BIKEIOWA NOTE: This will be a MAJOR connector on the West side to get across the Raccoon River!!!


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