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April 2017

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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Free

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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May 2017

Iowa Children’s Water Festival

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
DMACC Ankeny Campus, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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The Iowa Children's Water Festival is a FREE one-day event where students can participate in hands-on activities that engage them in learning opportunities and empower them to protect Iowa's water resources. Before you realize it, students will be talking about aquifers, surface waters, run-off, point source and non-point source pollution, watersheds, wetlands, the water cycle, and more! Various aspects of water-related topics are taught through interactive presentations, experiments, exhibits, games and stage shows. The students are exposed to careers and…

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Upper Wapsipinicon WMA Meeting

May 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Iowa Flood Center will join the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, May 16, beginning at 1:30 pm at the Buchanan County Courthouse Assembly Room in Independence, IA. IFC staff and project partners will share an update on the activities of the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) project. The WMA meeting 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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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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Free

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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Free

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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