The first step in getting involved in IOWATER is becoming a trained, certified volunteer at Introductory Workshop. Introductory Workshops are generally held during the period from May through September. Intro Workshops are 8 hours in length and consist of some classroom time and outdoor, hand's on learning. You'll receive all the materials you need to monitor Iowa's streams, lakes, and ponds at th workshop. Check out the Workshop Schedule below to sign-up.
Workshops are currently being scheduled for 2015. If you have interest in a workshop being held in your area, contact Mary Skopec (IOWATER Coordinator) at Mary.Skopec@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-3434
Introductory Workshop Schedule -- 2015
|Date and Time
|April 30th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Clarke County Development Corp., 115 E. Washington Street, Osceola
|May 9th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Road SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
|May 15th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Lake Ponderosa Association, 117 W Woodland Rd., Montezuma, IA 50171
|May 30th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Speaker Park Shelter, Lake View, IA 51450 ***This workshop has been canceled****
|June 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Upper Iowa University, Baker-Hebron Bldg, Rm 106; 605 Washington St., Fayette, IA 52142
|June 26th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Environmental Learning Center, 11730 SE 6th, Runnells, IA 50237
Introductory Registration Form
Advanced Workshop Schedule - 2015
|August 7th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Hurstville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd St., Maquoketa, IA 52060
Biological Registration Form
River of Words (ROW)
River of Words is an international environmental poetry and art contest for youth aged 5 to 19 in grades K-12.
Project AWARE is the Iowa DNR's annual volunteer weeklong river cleanup. In 2015, Project AWARE will be held July 11 - 16th on the Wapsipinicon River from Independence to Olin. For more information visit: www.iowaprojectaware.com
If you are organizing a river cleanup in 2014 and want to be included in a calendar of events, please email your event to email@example.com with the event name, date, site, contact, email, comment/website. Upcoming events will be listed by month. Click on Calendar of Events for a full schedule or the document below for more information.
Clean-up Event Schedule
Are you looking for a way to get involved with IOWATER monitoring and meet other volunteers in your area? If so, consider participating in an IOWATER snapshot sampling event. During a snapshot event, multiple sites thoughout a geographic area are sampled within a short period of time. For a schedule of currently scheduled Snapshots go to Calendar of Events.
Summaries of previous statewide snapshots.
Snapshot Event Liability Waiver