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River Programs Team


Say hello to your River Programs and Water Trails Team!

Nate Hoogeveen is the director of river programs for the Iowa DNR. As team leader, Nate oversees diverse efforts, including river science, survey, construction, grant administration, data and mapping services, and program planning. Nate is also a certified American Canoe Association instructor. Formerly a writer, Nate is author of the guidebook, Paddling Iowa.
Phone: (515) 281-3134 



Luke Wright is the construction technician for DNR River Programs. Luke's main duties araccess and portage construction on DNR properties as well as outreach and consulting with groups interested in creating their own trail segment. He also is the trash and recycling coordinator for DNR's Project AWARE.
Phone: (319) 930-0125 


Glenn Harman is the river programs' environmental specialist. In this position Glenn performs river surveys for dam modification and removal projects, conducts stream assessments and monitoring and is working on updating the current Protected Water Areas Management Plans. Glenn also is a certified American Canoe Association canoe instructor.
Phone: (515) 971-3962 



John Wenck is the water trails coordinator. John provides technical assistance for planning and development of water trails. He's responsible for the administration of DNR water trail grants, and is also a certified American Canoe Association instructor.
Phone: 515-725-8465 


Todd Robertson is the river programs Outreach Coordinator. Todd organizes and MC's water trail designations across the state and is involved with water trail presentations for the public and presents information for the public at other events including outdoor expos and Iowa tourism events. Todd is also a certified canoe instructor through the American Canoe Association and when not working, you can usually find him paddling and camping on a river or lake somewhere in Iowa. Email:
Phone: (515) 979-9538