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June 2018

Otter Creek Watershed Bus Tour

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Echo Valley Banquet Hall, 10201 Harding Road
West Union, Iowa 52175
Otter Creek

The Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) is partnering with the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development and the Turkey River WMA to host a bus tour of the Otter Creek Watershed in northeast Iowa to view installed urban and rural flood reduction practices.  Coach buses will transport attendee's to selected sites in the watershed, with the starting and ending location in West Union, IA.  Lunch will be hosted at Brick City Bar and Grill in Clermont.

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Flood of Ideas

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - June 10 @ 2:00 pm
NewBoCo, 415 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Flood of Ideas poster

When floodwaters ravaged ten square miles of Cedar Rapids in 2008, we came back stronger than before. This resilient spirit and deep love for our community was what formed our nonprofit, the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative. Ten years after that flood, we want to showcase our community’s unique blend of resilience, ingenuity, and collaboration with Flood of Ideas Weekend –a three-day event right here in the flood zone where teams will create, test, validate, and iterate on ideas inspired by disaster recovery, mitigation, and…

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Epic Rebirth

June 13 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Building, 50 2nd Ave Bridge
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Epic Rebirth Poster

Since June 2008, the landscape of Cedar Rapids has experienced a renewal that few could have predicted. Once cited as one of the largest natural disasters in US history, the 2008 flood is now recognized as a turning point in major community development and achievement. Cedar Rapids has become a model for recovery that other cities look to emulate. After ten years of hard work, it’s time to celebrate the spirit that made this an Epic Rebirth. Join The Gazette and…

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July 2018

Project AWARE 2018

July 8 - July 13
IA United States

The Iowa Flood Center is a proud sponsor of Project AWARE. Students and staff will participate in one day of the event. https://www.iowaprojectaware.org/ Iowa Project AWARE aims to: Increase awareness about, and community involvement in, water quality issues that impact the health of Iowa's aquatic resources. Engage Iowa's citizen volunteers in a project that challenges them to become stewards of the river and produces a tangible, quantitative result. Demonstrate the commitment of Iowa's citizens by giving of themselves and their…

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