Iowa Rivers Revival, an organization dedicated to protecting Iowa’s rivers, has announced that the “Master River Stewards” program is coming to the Iowa River watershed! The program is open to any and all who would like to learn more about rivers and how to engage in river protection efforts.
Here is the announcement released by Iowa Rivers Revival:
Iowa Rivers Revival is excited to bring the “Master River Stewards Program” to the Iowa River Watershed in the Spring of 2014. The program will be based out of the Iowa City area. Registration deadline is April 15, 2014. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with interest and contact information (address, e-mail and phone).
This will be IRR’s third year offering this comprehensive course. The program will focus on watershed awareness, paddling and navigating skills, river and stream dynamics, aquatic habitat, water quality and water monitoring, and policies related to floodplains, river protection and restoration. Stewards pledge to perform a service project as part of their program.
The “Master River Steward Program” will build on a network of river experts in various partner agencies and organizations. It will help adult learners collaborate to protect and improve Iowa’s rivers, so that current and future generations can enjoy these resources. Visit IRR’s website to view an outline of last year’s program: http://iowarivers.org/education/river-stewards/
This is an exciting opportunity for the Iowa River watershed to benefit from a diverse array of river experts. We hope that all of our Iowa River Friends will take advantage of the program to get inspired, educated, and engaged!