Will you be Iowa’s next Master River Steward?

Iowa Rivers Revival, an Iowa Environmental Council member organization, is looking for for river enthusiasts to participate in Iowa Rivers Revival’s “Master River Steward Program” in the Des Moines/Raccoon River Watershed.

This will be IRR’s second year offering this program. The eight week course will focus on riverine systems, including skills to paddle and navigate rivers,
restore aquatic habitat, improve water quality, and understand policies related to floodplains, river protection and restoration. 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.

Space in the program is very limited, and the program is filling up–so now is the time to apply. Please respond to Roz Lehman (rlehman@iowarivers.org) with interest and contact information (address, e-mail and phone).

Registration Cost: Participants will pay a fee of $50 which will include program materials. Participants will be expected to attend each session and there will be “homework” assignments following each class – materials will be provided.

Sponsorships: There are opportunities for organizations, groups or individuals to sponsor aspects of the program, such as general program support,
participant registration costs (reducing the cost for others interested in participating), a meal for one of the evening programs or program materials and
supplies. Funding for this program has been provided by Metro Waste Authority, Des Moines Water Works, DNR IOWATER, Polk County Conservation Board and the Iowa DNR River Programs.

SCHEDULE/LOCATIONS for:  2013 Master River Stewards Schedule Des Moines/Raccoon River Watershed


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