Thirsty for Change

posted on Friday, May 6, 2016

Pro H2O

Water quality. It’s a hot topic of discussion in urban and rural communities across Iowa. Conversations are taking place around the tables of families, farmers, businessmen and women, politicians, community and industry leaders, and while opinions differ on what should be done  to address the state’s water quality woes, there’s an undeniable feeling that Iowans are thirsty for change.   

Join us on Thursday, June 16 for the Third Annual Pro H2O, an evening with like-minded friends to celebrate and support a shared vision for clean water, healthy land and continued advocacy for Iowa’s environment.

This year's event will feature remarks from Chris Kolb, President of the Michigan Environmental Council and Co-Chair of the Flint Water Crisis Task Force. Mr. Kolb will speak about lessons learned from the ongoing water quality catastrophe in Flint, and the importance of ensuring our policies – and the individuals and agencies tasked with their implementation and enforcement – protect our communities and preserve our natural resources.  Long-time local leaders Tom Hadden, Susan Heathcote and Paul Johnson will also be honored for their work to create a safer, healthier Iowa. The evening’s activities will also include drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music by Max Wellman Trio.

Tickets are $45 each may be purchased on the Iowa Environmental Council’s website. All tickets include admission to the event, hors d’oeuvres, and hosted beer and wine. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Questions? Contact Development Director Jamie Burch Elliot at 515-244-1194 x202 or


Sarah Bacehowski • Ross Baxter • Tracy Beck • David Courard-Hauri • Catherine Cownie • Stacey Lehr • Sarah Lohmeier • Laura Palmer • Ryan Peterson • Sarah Pritchard



Bob and Kay Riley
Christiani’s Catering
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Iowa Rivers Revival
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Pink Print Company
Practical Farmers of Iowa
RDG Planning and Design

Ross Baxter
Tracy Beck
Linda Kinman
Sarah and Eric Lohmeier
John and Cyril Mandelbaum
Lorraine May
Sarah and Ryan Petersen
Linda and Steve Roe

Pro H2O is the Iowa Environmental Council’s annual fund-and-awareness-raising event. For three years, Pro H2O has provided an opportunity for our members, supporters, staff, allies and advocates to come together to honor local leaders, draw inspiration and strength from one another, and raise funds for the Iowa Environmental Council.

  1. healthy lands
  2. water quality