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Iowa Trails Summit raises awareness for outdoor opportunities

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A group of local outdoor enthusiasts are working to raise awareness for Iowa's trail systems.

The 3rd Annual Iowa Trails Summit took place over the weekend in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. Saturday, families were able to get on four-wheels, two wheels, horses, and kayaks -- free of charge.

The goal of the summit is to bring together everyone who uses Iowa's trails. Organizers want to maintain and improve the trails, and say the best way to accomplish that is by working as one team.

"By having all of the users working together, that helps us in terms of being able to emphasize to legislators, as an example, and to various communities where we have trails located, that we are an important group here," said Larry Buchholz.

Buchholz thinks Iowa should be known for having one of the best trail systems in the world. Volunteers are already planning next year's summit for the same weekend in June.

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