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State of the Iowa River Report

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  “ANNUAL RIVER REPORT NOTES DEFICIENCIES, ACHIEVEMENTS” The Iowa River Friends (IRF) released the “State of the Iowa River Report” at its annual meeting at the Grimes Farm Conservation Center near Marshalltown, which included participants from along two-thirds the length … Continue reading

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Paddle with the Iowa River Friends – Saturday, 7/18

Iowa River Friends is arranging a float/paddle on an interesting stretch of the Iowa River on Saturday, July 18, starting at 10am at Hills Access.  The trip will go down river to historic River Junction, with naturalists travelling with us … Continue reading

Cover Crop Workshop, 12/4/14

This event is a great opportunity for Iowa River advocates to learn more about cover crops and how they benefit the watershed:

COVER CROPS FIELD DAY AT ISU EXTENSION OFFICE, IN JOHNSON COUNTY, DECEMBER 4TH, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

The Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting a Cover Crop “Cocktail” workshop. The United States Department of Agriculture, the English River Watershed, Muscatine SWCD, Iowa SWCD, and a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant are sponsoring and providing support for the event. The workshop is scheduled for December 4th, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the ISU Extension Office located at 3109 Old Hwy 218 S., Iowa City, IA 52240. The workshop will discuss many topics, including how cover crop mixes can improve soil health, reduce erosion, break-up compaction, increase organic matter content, improve water quality, and much more!

Speakers include:

  • Dave Brandt, OH Farmer
  • Jerry Doan, ND producer
  • Rick Bednarek, IA NRCS
  • Jay Fuhrer, ND NRCS
  • Steve Berger, IA farmer
  • Mark Kennett, IA farmer
  • Thom Miller, IA farmer
  • Russell Plate, IA farmer

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required. Refreshments will be provided at check-in, but guests should bring their own lunch or plan on getting lunch at a locatio of their choice over an hour lunch break. To register for this event, go to www.jcswcd.org or call Breanna Zimmerman at the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District office, (319) 337-2322 x3. Individuals needing accommodations or who have questions about the event should contact Breanna Zimmerman at the number above.