Blog For Tag "water quality"

  • Perspectives on River Restoration

    posted by Guest Blogger on Monday, October 10, 2022 Central Iowa Water Resources Designer, Will Gaskins, and Water Resource Engineer, Rai Tokuhisa, recently attended a River Restoration Toolbox Training hosted by Iowa Rivers Revival in partnership with Iowa DNR and Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership (ISWEP). In this guest blog post, they share their experiences and some of the lessons they learned.

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  • Getting a Dose of Vitamin "N" - Nature

    posted by Guest Blogger on Thursday, August 25, 2022 Polk County Conservation staffer Lindsay Page takes us on a trip down the Des Moines River with other area residents on a paddling adventure.

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  • Walnut Creek Bio Blitz: Shining Light on Iowa's Water Systems

    posted by Guest Blogger on Thursday, August 4, 2022 Polk County Conservation conducts water quality testing to monitor the status of rivers and streams across the county. Volunteers are key to accomplishing this effort. Summer Communications Intern McCade Gowdy shares his experience participating in testing Walnut Creek in Des Moines.

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  • Staying together and sticking it out for stream monitoring in Story County

    posted by Guest Blogger on Friday, July 22, 2022 Despite budget cuts to the Iowa DNR's long-running citizen science program, several groups in Story County stepped forward to ensure that volunteer stream monitoring continued in their area. Overcoming difficulties and obstacles has been hard, yet rewarding for Dan Haug of Prairie Rivers of Iowa. He shares the learning experiences, and fun, he's had along the way during his water quality monitoring program experience.

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  • Reviving and reimagining Service Squad river cleanups

    posted by Guest Blogger on Thursday, July 7, 2022 Iowa Rivers Revival relaunched their Service Squad program to help coordinate river cleanups around the state. These cleanups not only demonstrate the success of partnerships bringing together people, businesses, and organizations united for a common cause, but they also remind us how valuable rivers are to Iowans.

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  • How one person's passion can inspire others to advocacy and action

    posted by Megan McDowell on Friday, July 1, 2022 IEC Communications Coordinator Megan McDowell shares her thoughts after attending the Living Lands & Waters Barge Party in the Quad Cities. LL&W celebrated 25 years of cleaning up the water and land. It was a time to celebrate the hard work, dedication, and passion for a mission that has expanded from the shores of Iowa to waterways around the globe.

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  • An Individual Duty to Protect Water

    posted by Alicia Vasto on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 In 1987, the Iowa legislature passed the Iowa Groundwater Protection Act. IEC suggests it is time to create an Iowa Surface Water Protection Act as part of the efforts to advance the Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

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  • Stormwater Best Management Practices

    posted by Guest Blogger on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Isaac Svoboda and Derek Namanny of the City of Des Moines' Public Works Clean Water Program share information about how and where to apply for the Stormwater Best Management Practices Rebate Program, with tips and ideas even if you don't reside in Des Moines.

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  • Homegoing and the Blue Water Fest

    posted by Ingrid Gronstal on Friday, August 20, 2021 Water Program Director, Ingrid Gronstal, reflects on her panel appearance at the Okoboji Blue Water Fest and what clean water and outdoor recreation opportunities mean to the Iowa Great Lakes, its visitors, residents, and Iowans around the state.

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  • Meskwaki Nation Leads Creation of Iowa River Watershed Coalition

    posted by Guest Blogger on Friday, July 30, 2021 Iowa River Watershed Coalition President, Jarrett Pfrimmer, PhD, shares the coalition efforts led by the Meskwaki Department of Natural Resources to form the Iowa River Watershed Coalition in 2019. Read more about the stakeholders involved and the goals they have set out to achieve to protect the Iowa River watershed.

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