Landowners vs. Bakken Pipeline, High Trestle Trail

Last weekend, approximately 100 people took to the Des Moines in kayaks and canoes, in a "flotilla" organized by the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition to raise awareness about the pipeline's environmental hazards. Dick and Judy Lamb, who own farmland in Boone County, about 3 miles west of Ames’ city limits, participated in the flotilla and are suing the Iowa Utilities Board in an effort to prevent Texas-based Dakota Access LLC from burying the crude oil pipeline across their property. They describe the process of having their land "condemned" by the state for the pipeline and explain why they are opposed to the pipeline on Iowa land. Lamb's family has owned the land since the 1870s.

Matt Nissen, lead winemaker at Prairie Moon Winery, describes the Live from the Crib concert series held every Sunday afternoon at the winery during the summer, a family event with visiting musicians and pizza made in their brick oven. Prairie Moon Winery Schedule of concerts Lisa Hein of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation talks about the making and features of one of Iowa's flagship attractions, the High Trestle Trail, which includes the High Trestle Bridge with its spectacular sculptural night-lights.

Originally broadcast 06/29/2016
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