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The N. Skunk River Greenbelt Association was founded in January of 2010, and is dedicated to the preservation of the wild stretch of the N. Skunk River, it's greenbelt and it's bowstring bridge, the McIntyre. This is the only place for access to and over the river in Poweshiek county.

NSRGA operates exclusively with a volunteer board of directors, and one paid consultant. Tax deductible gifts may be made to this nonprofit corporation.

The efforts of NSRGA are aimed at these areas of concern

Preservation & Restoration: rescue, salvage and restoration of the 1883 McIntyre Bridge, to get it out of the water, standing up on it's own bow and string and restored, eventually back over the river.

Education about the importance of these old iron bridges, how the McIntyre came to be in Poweshiek County, why a mill was built here, and how important the bridge was to the growth of agriculture.

Recreational opportunities for the community and visitors to the area, providing picnic grounds, hiking trails, and public water access and to work with the County Conservation Board in providing a quality experience for all.

We invite you to join our activities.

For information about us please contact us 641.260.1262