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Manchester chosen as Iowa's "River Town of the Year"

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Iowa Rivers Revival chose Manchester as the 2015 "River Town of the Year." Manchester is located on the Maquoketa River.

The "River Town of the Year" award honors communities in Iowa that reclaim riverfronts for recreation, economic development, ecological practices, and much more; Manchester is being honored this year for many reasons including it's new Whitewater Park, it's commitment to protecting the environment and the water quality of the Maquoketa River.

The Whitewater Park is a $1.8 million project that rehabilitated that section of the river.

Manchester is also getting recognition because it's focusing on the future of the Maquoketa River.

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