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Take a Walk in an Iowa State Park Oct. 9 for Healthiest State Walk
Posted: 10/08/2013

DES MOINES — Consider joining in on the Healthiest State Walk Oct. 9 by visiting an Iowa State Park, and log your jaunt in the DNR’s Healthy & Happy Outdoors system for a chance to win prizes.

Walkers can use the interactive map at to find a park near them. Following their walk, they can log the details in Healthy & Happy Outdoors for a chance to win the October prize package, which includes nature shirts, a bird feeder, binoculars and bird feed.

Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative is encouraging all Iowans to walk 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) on Oct. 9. For more information on the Healthiest State Walk, visit

The Healthy & Happy Outdoors initiative, or H2O, connects Iowans to natural resources and helps them enjoy an active lifestyle. Visit us at