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River of Words® (ROW) conducts an environmental poetry and art contest for youth aged 5 to 19 in grades K-12 every year. ROW is a Project of The Center for Environmental literacy at St. Mary's College of California. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of their own watershed, and to express what they discover through poetry and art. Winners of the international contest will be announced in April of each year, and are honored in a mid-April ceremony a...
Join hundreds of dedicated volunteers for the epic 13th Annual Project AWARE. This year, it’s the Wapsipinicon River between Independence to Olin. In 2014 on the Big Sioux River, 388 participants paddled 91 miles and removed 30.2 tons of trash. There’s nothing like the reward you get by getting dirty with like-minded river lovers and helping to improve the habitat and recreational opportunities, making the river cleaner and safer. Enjoy the day, then relax at night with educational p...

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