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 2014. If you have interest in a workshop being held in your area, contact Mary Skopec at Mary.Skopec@dnr.iowa.gov.
Introductory Workshop Schedule - 2014
|Date and Time
|April 5th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Nahant Marsh Education Center in Davenport, 4220 Wapello Ave, Davenport
Biological Registration Form
Advanced Workshop Schedule - 2014
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.
IOWATER seeks proposals for a mini-grants program to help volunteer fulfill the mission of protecting and improving Iowa's water quality. Mini-Grant Application (PDF) or (DOC)
If you are organizing a river cleanup in 2014 and want to be included in a calendar of events, please email your event to firstname.lastname@example.org with the event name, date, site, contact, email, comment/website. Upcoming events will be listed by month. (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. Summaries of previous statewide snapshots.
Snapshots scheduled for 2014 include the following:
April 12, 2014 (Saturday)
Dry Run Creek Snapshot
Contact: Ellen Myers (319) 296-3262
May 13, 2014 (Tuesday)
Scott County Snapshot
Contact: Dan McNeil
Snapshot Event Liability Waiver