Iowa’s River Restoration Toolbox Workshop Registration Now Open!

Are you interested in learning about streambank stabilization and restoration techniques from Iowa experts? Do you want to learn how to use the new IDNR Toolbox to restore stream functions?

Sign up today to attend Iowa’s River Restoration Toolbox Workshops hosted by Iowa Rivers Revival! Choose between the two locations so you don’t miss this great opportunity.

September 24-27
Cedar Falls

October 8-11

river restoration

Liz Juchems

River Stewardship Featured in Blank Park Zoo Speaker Series

The 2016 Blank Park Zoo Speaker Series The Change Makers will highlight conservation efforts both internationally and locally.  The April 7th event features Dr. Jim Pease, a local Iowan, sharing his experiences with the Master River Stewards Program and the Iowa Water Trails program.

There are two opportunities to attend – either as a school group (see details below) or as the general public (see flyer).

Special Student Opportunity

Teachers, educators, and mentors: Give your students the unforgettable opportunity to meet these wildlife visionaries! There will be an extended Q&A session and the presentations will be catered to help your students channel their passions and find out how they can pursue careers that incites positive change!

The teacher who brings the largest group of students to the entire series will be awarded a Behind the Scenes tour for their students at Blank Park Zoo (some restrictions apply)!


$7 per event, $16 for series (with valid student or teacher ID)

3:45-4:00 PM Refreshments

4:00 PM Presentation and Q&A

All events will be held at Blank Park Zoo | 7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Space is limited and often sell out before the end of January, so contact the Blank Park Zoo to reserve your spot today!

 –Liz Juchems

ILF Webinar Recap: talking Rivers and River Restoration!

Did you miss our latest webinar? Good news: all the Iowa Learning Farms webinars are available to watch (or to re-watch) here.

The latest webinar was a great one!  Rosalyn Lehman of Iowa Rivers Revival and the Iowa DNR’s River Programs Coordinator Nate Hoogeveen discuss rivers and river restoration.

Rosalyn and Nate are full of interesting information and bring with them photographs that do a fantastic job depicting the conditions and practices that Rosalyn and Nate describe.  By the end of this webinar, you’ll feel like you’ve traveled quite a few waterways and gained a vivid understanding of the challenges facing our rivers as well as the effort involved in restoring them.Interstate 94 Protection- After

Watch Rosalyn and Nate today! Any other webinars you missed? Take a look at the archive and see what you might be missing.

-Ben Schrag