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Selection of Rain Forest Site Expected This Month

The Gazette

March 4, 2006

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    The selection of a new site for the proposed $155 million indoor rain forest is expected to be announced this month.

    David Oman, executive director of The Environmental Project that is proposing the indoor rain forest, said Friday he hopes project board members choose a site during a March 29 meeting.

    Three board members former Maytag CEO Leonard Hadley of Cedar Rapids, Betsy Roe of Central College in Pella and former State Auditor Richard Johnson of Sheldahl are reviewing submissions from seven groups.

    The submissions came from groups in Tiffin, Riverside, Coralville, Grinnell, Des Moines, Pella and Dubuque.
 

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