Shorty’s Island rebuild starts April 1

Described above: DNR staff plan to reshape Shorty’s Island with stone

placed in a dike configuration around the island, creating a strong

shoreline resilient from erosion. The contractor is expected to fill the

dike with topsoil to allow vegetation to grow.

DM firm submits low bid of $545,701

Big Island gets attention next year

BY TOM CULLEN

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Commission Wednesday accepted six bids to reshape Shorty’s Island this spring, with the low bid registered from an engineering firm in Des Moines.

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