2018 First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March

Saturday, Sept. 1st to Saturday, Sept. 8th

Landowners who had their property taken by force for the Dakota Access Pipeline have joined with the Iowa Sierra Club in a lawsuit against the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB). They allege that the IUB illegally allowed Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to use eminent domain to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. Their case is strong and has potentially historic significance.

To raise awareness of the importance of this lawsuit, Bold Iowa is organizing an eight-day, 90-mile march. Marchers will set out from the Iowa Utilities Board in Des Moines on September 1. They’ll follow the pipeline through Story, Boone and Webster counties and arrive in Fort Dodge on September 8th for an action at the conclusion of the march.


2018 Route

March route




Sat, Sept. 1st: Des Moines to Ankeny (13 miles)

Sun, Sept. 2nd: Ankeny to Huxley (10 miles)

Mon, Sept 3rd: Huxley to Ames (10 miles)

Tue, Sept 4th: Ames to Boone (14 miles)

Wed, Sept 5th: Boone to Pilot Mound State Forest (13 miles)

Thu, Sept 6th: Pilot Mound to Dayton (10 miles)

Fri, Sept 7th: Dayton to Lehigh (10 miles)

Sat, Sept 8th: Lehigh to Fort Dodge (12 miles)





2017 Organizing Partners

Bold Iowa
Indigenous Iowa
Sage Sisters of Solidarity
League of United American Citizens (LULAC) Iowa
Creative Visions
Iowa Farmers Union
Climate March