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May 2017

North Raccoon River Watershed Meeting

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake City Community Building, 118 E Washington St.
Lake City, IA United States
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A public meeting has been set for May 17 @ 9:00 am at the Lake City Community Building to discuss the North Raccoon River Watershed Coalition. 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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Southeast Community College STEM Festival

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southeaster Community College, West Burlington + Google Map

The Southeast Regional Hub is partnering with local community leaders and educators to host an engaging festival to expose students to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Exhibitors from throughout the region will spark student and parent interest with hands-on learning activities ranging from robotics and healthcare simulations to magnetism and wind energy. Iowa Flood Center students will be in attendance to demonstrate their interactive watershed model that shows how changes in the landscape can impact flooding. Students…

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English River WMA Meeting

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Iowa Watershed Approach partners will join the English River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) for their quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 PM at the Williamsburg Public Library. The meeting will allow partners to share updates on recent news and activities of the Iowa Watershed Approach. The WMA is an opportunity to stay involved in the activities of the IWA and ask questions about the program. Meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend! For more information about the English…

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Iowa City Public Library STEAM Festival

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Iowa City Public Library,

The Iowa City Public Library is organizing a STEAM Festival on Friday, May 19th from 9:30-2:30 and Saturday, May 20th from 10-4. The Friday event will focus on local 2nd and 3rd graders who will be joining us from the Iowa City Community School District, and Saturday will be open to the public. Even organizers are expecting anywhere from 500-1000 people each day. Iowa Flood Center staff will have a booth at the event on Friday, May 19th where they…

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June 2017

East & West Nishnabotna River Watershed Meeting

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakland Community Center, 614 Dr Van Zee Rd
Oakland, IA 51560
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A public meeting has been set for June 14 at 9 AM at the Oakland Community Center (614 Dr. Van Zee Road, Oakland, IA) to discuss the East and West Nishnabotna Watershed Coalitions. 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 to the State of Iowa…

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July 2017

Project AWARE

July 10 - July 14

This year's Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition), will be hosted in the Upper Cedar River Watershed from July 10-14. The 60-mile river cleanup is an opportunity to have fun, meet new people, and be a part of a great cause helping cleanup Iowa's rivers! Iowa Flood Center students and staff will volunteer for one day of the week-long event on Thursday, July 13th. For more information, visit http://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Canoeing-Kayaking/Project-AWARE. 2017aware_poster

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Clear Creek Watershed Coalition Meeting

July 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, July 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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Middle Cedar River WMA Meeting

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, Vinton, 401 B Ave
Vinton, IA United States
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Iowa Watershed Approach partners will join the Middle Cedar River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, July 25 at 3:00 PM at the Farmers Savings Bank and Trust in Vinton. The meeting will allow partners to share updates on recent news and activities of the Iowa Watershed Approach. The WMA is an opportunity to stay involved in the activities of the IWA and ask questions about the program. Meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to…

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August 2017

Growing Sustainable Communities

August 2

The Iowa Flood Center will have an exhibit at this year's Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque. IFC staff will be in attendance to describe current activities and projects across the state and will demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online tool. IFIS provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, and stream levels for more than 1,000 communities and locations across Iowa. In addition, IFC staff will share updates on the $97M HUD-funded Iowa Watershed Approach project, which includes a…

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Iowa State Fair

August 13

This year, the Iowa Flood Center has a "theme day" alongside the University of Iowa's Mobile Museum on Sunday, August 13th! IFC students and staff will have an exhibit showcasing their interactive watershed model and discussing current activities and projects going on across the state, including highlights of the $97M HUD-funded Iowa Watershed Approach. In addition, they will demonstrate the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online tool that provides real-time information on watersheds, precipitation, flood alerts and forecasts, and stream levels…

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