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Dubuque Will Restore Eagle Point Park

Dubuque hopes to restore Eagle Point Park to attract wildlife and more visitors. The city has approved a plan to address severe erosion, invasive plants, and a lack of natural habitat. And the city wants to know what people think.

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Laura Carstens, Planning Services Manager, Dubuque, Iowa

Laura Carstens, Dubuque's Planning Services Manager, says the popular, 164-acre park is on a bluff. It features historic pavilions, playgrounds, a bandshell, and spectacular views of the Mississippi River.

Dubuque's Environmental Restoration Management Plan includes measures to improve water quality.

Carstens says rain gardens, ravine stabilization, and native plants will help reduce runoff and create wildlife habitat.

Dubuque officials also want to know what people think about the Eagle Point Park restoration plan. It's available HERE.

Carstens hopes the city council approves it soon so construction can begin in late spring or early summer.