Category Archives: Upcoming Events


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

Iowa River Friends Annual Meeting – 5/3/14

Mark Your Calendar!

The first Annual Meeting of Iowa River Friends will be held from 10:30 am -12:00 pm on Saturday, May 3rd at Trinity Episcopal Church. The meeting is open to the public. Members will elect a new board and officers, we will all celebrate the accomplishments of the Iowa River Friends in its first organized year, and we will ask you to help brainstorm where we might go from here. If you are not yet a member, you can send in your membership in advance or settle up at the door May 3rd.

Become a Member of the Iowa River Friends. Membership is open to anyone who shares our mission to protect, improve and enjoy the Iowa River and its tributaries. Individual membership is $10/year and a family can join for $15. Make checks payable to “IRF-EA” and send to Del Holland Treasurer, 1701 E. Court St., Iowa City 52245.


Public Comment – Coralville Stormwater Ordinance

The City of Coralville has developed a draft ordinance that would manage stormwater in newly developed and re-developed areas of the city. The City is currently looking for public comments on the proposed ordinance.

The City of Coralville’s proposed ordinance aims at reducing pollution from stormwaterwhich can be a major source of pollutants in urban areas. By providing your comments to the City of Coralville, you can show your support for reducing pollution to the Iowa River watershed.

The following information is from the City’s press release:

DATE: March 3, 2014

 FROM: Coralville Engineering Department

 SUBJECT: Public Input Requested for Post Construction Stormwater Ordinance

The City of Coralville is requesting public input on a proposed Post Construction Stormwater Ordinance.  The purpose of the ordinance is to help protect the health and water quality of the Iowa River, Clear Creek, Muddy Creek, and all other tributaries, lakes, and wetlands within these watersheds.  The ordinance will specifically address how stormwater is managed on new development and re-development within the community, with the goal of reducing the degradation of our water resources that can result from pollutant and sediment runoff, while also helping minimize the damaging effects of localized flooding on residents, businesses, and property owners.  A draft of the proposed ordinance can be found at

A public comment period will begin on Tuesday, March 4th, and end on Friday, March 14th.  The public is also invited to attend an Open House on March 11th from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the Coralville City Hall Council Chambers located at 1512 7th Street.  An overview of the ordinance will be presented at 4:15 PM.

Comments can be emailed to or mailed to the Coralville Engineering Department, P.O. Box 5127, Coralville, IA 52241.

Please contact City Engineer Dan Holderness at 319.248.1720 for questions regarding this ordinance.