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March 2017

2017 Legislative Breakfast at the Capitol

March 7 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Iowa State Capitol, East 9th and Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA United States
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The University of Iowa’s Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) and the Iowa Flood Center will co-host a Legislative Breakfast Reception on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, from 7:00-9:00 am, Room 116 at the Iowa State Capitol. This is an opportunity for legislators and the public to learn about the very latest activities of these two Centers, how Iowans are benefiting from the activities of these Centers, and their future plans.  Reception participants from the Iowa Flood Center will include Director Witold Krajewski, IIHR Director…

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Prairie Preview XXXIV

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Clarion Highlander, 2525 N. Dodge St., Iowa City,

The Iowa Flood Center is excited to participate in this year’s Prairie Preview event! IFC staff will have a booth at the event highlighting flood-related tools and resources that can be accessed through the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS). In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about statewide watershed initiatives the Center is involved in and will learn more about the future work of IFC. For more information, contact Breanna Shea (breanna-shea@uiowa.edu).

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Iowa Water Conference

March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm

The Iowa Water Conference is an annual gathering of water professionals, researchers, educators and students from across Iowa and surrounding states. The conference brings together, under one roof, a wide range of interests, disciplines, backgrounds and resources with united efforts for clean and abundant Iowa water. Stop on by the Iowa Flood Center booth to visit with students and staff!  

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North Raccoon River Watershed Meeting

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake City Community Center, 118 E Washington St.
Lake City, IA United States
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A public meeting has been set for March 28 @ 1:00 pm at the Lake City Community Building to discuss the formation of a Watershed Management Authority (WMA) for the North Raccoon River Watershed. Cities, Counties, SWCDs and all other interested parties are welcome to attend to learn more about participating in this important organization. For more information about WMAs, visit http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Watershed-Management-Authorities. Please contact Breanna Shea (breanna-shea@uiowa.edu, 319-384-1729) for additional details.

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Middle Cedar WMA Meeting

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, 401 B Ave
Vinton, IA United States
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The next Middle Cedar WMA meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28 beginning at 3 pm at the Farmers Savings Bank & Trust in Vinton, IA. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a chance to coordinate with local watershed partners, collaborate on projects, share resources and ideas for flood mitigation and water-quality improvement, and meet new people. City and county…

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East & West Nishnabotna River Watershed Meeting

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Oakland Community Center, 614 Dr Van Zee Rd
Oakland, IA 51560
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A public meeting has been set for March 29 at 9AM at the Oakland Community Center (614 Dr. Van Zee Road, Oakland, IA) to discuss the formation of a Watershed Management Authority for the East and West Nishnabotna Watersheds. Cities, Counties, SWCDs and all other interested parties are welcome to attend to learn more about participating in this important organization. The WMA in the East and West Nishnabotna’s is being formed in support of the Iowa Watershed Approach, a $96.M program awarded…

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April 2017

Hawkeye Caucus

April 4
State Capitol, East 9th and Grand
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
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The University of Iowa will participate in Hawkeye Caucus at the Iowa Sate Capitol on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. This is an opportunity for us to share with legislators the universities educational excellence and impact on communities across the state. IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Iowa Flood Center, and Iowa Geological Survey will participate in the event. The Iowa Flood Center will have on display their interactive Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), materials about projects and research, and staff on hand to…

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Upper Iowa River WMA Meeting

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Decorah City Council Chamber, IA United States + Google Map

The next Upper Iowa River WMA meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6 beginning at 7 pm at the Decorah City Council Chamber in Decorah,IA. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a chance to coordinate with local watershed partners, collaborate on projects, share resources and ideas for flood mitigation and water-quality improvement, and meet new people. City and county…

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Clear Creek Watershed Coalition Meeting

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th St
Coralville , IA United States
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The next Clear Creek Watershed Coalition meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19 beginning at 5 pm at Coralville City Hall in Coralville, IA. Iowa Flood Center staff and project partners working on the Iowa Watershed Approach will be in attendance to share activity updates and discuss progress. These meetings are a chance to coordinate with local watershed partners, collaborate on projects, share resources and ideas for flood mitigation and water-quality improvement, and meet new people. City and county officials, soil…

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STEAM Fest

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area Lodge, 579 McCollister Blvd.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Iowa City Parks and Recreation is launching an exciting new educational event. STEAM Fest invites children and adults of all ages to experience hands-on educational activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, led by local community groups. Iowa Flood Center representatives will have a booth at the event demonstrating their interactive watershed model. Families will have the opportunity to discover their watershed and see how changes to the landscape impact flooding.

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