The Fort Madison Health Department and Conservation Board hope to build a new $3.4 million dollar joint facility, but they need your help.
A "Fall Fun Fest" this Friday at Wilson Lake Park kicks off fundraising efforts.
There will be a pork dinner, hiking, fishing and a chance to win prizes at the event.
Officials need to raise $500,000 to move forward with the project.
Both departments said the current facilities are too small.
Officials said the joint facility would allow them to collaborate on projects.
"We joined forces with some grants we received a few years ago to promote healthy lifestyles by using the outdoors, the recreational areas, and the parks and trails that are available," said Lee County Health Administrator Julie Schilling.
If you would like to donate to the project you can send a check to:
Friends of Lee County
Health Department Foundation
2218 Avenue H
Ft. Madison, IA 52627
Three Rivers Conservation Foundation
PO Box 218
Montrose, IA 52639
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