Iowa Rivers Revival offers ‘Master River Steward’ program in Cedar River watershed

Updated 7/8:  This post was updated to clarify that the version of the Master River Stewards Program beginning July 24 will take place in the Cedar River watershed.

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Participants in Iowa Rivers Revival’s Master River Stewards Program. (Photo courtesy Iowa Rivers Revival)

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 Cedar 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.

Sessions in the Cedar River watershed edition of the program begin July 24 and will continue into August with one follow-up session in October.

(Photo courtesy Iowa Rivers Revival)

(Photo courtesy Iowa Rivers Revival)

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 REAP, DNR IOWATER, DNR River Programs and the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation.

To view a schedule and additional details, visit the IRR website: http://iowarivers.org/master-river-stewards-coming-to-the-cedar-river-watershed/

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