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2021 Annual Conference – The Soil and Water Conservation Society

The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) will be hosting the 76th SWCS International Annual Conference on July 26-28, 2021. The three-day event will provide the opportunity for attendees around the world to share their conservation stories and bring natural resource management solutions from far and wide into their homes and offices. The virtual event […]

Midwest Environmental Education Conference: Exploring Community: Land, Water, People

The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition is excited to welcome educators from across the Midwest to beautiful Decorah, Iowa, for the 2021 Midwest Environmental Education Conference! This year’s theme centers around ideas of re-defining community to include all land, water, and people, and building healthy, resilient, vibrant communities for all, and we hope to spark conversations about what environmental […]


Hank Kohler’s National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium Reception

Alluvial Brewing Company 3715 W 190th St, Ames, IA

Hank Kohler's Minnesota to Gulf of Mexico canoe expedition where he paddled the length of the Mississippi River has concluded. This trip was intended to raise awareness and fundraise for the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s Take CAARE (Conservation Action through Advocacy Research and Engagement) initiative to give back to the water that gave so […]

Urban Ecosystem Restoration Webinar

How do we bring nature back to urban areas? What is the difference between restoration and reconstruction? Which techniques ensure a successful project? Where do you find project partners and funding? Get answers to these questions and more! Sign up for the Urban Ecosystem Restoration Webinar to find out more about evaluation methods, construction techniques, maintenance, and […]


Iowa River Restoration Toolbox Level 1/Base Training

Camp Wa-No-Ki 4200 Wa-No-Ki Camp Rd, Fort Dodge, IA

Learn about streambank stabilization and restoration techniques from Iowa experts and how to use the new IDNR Toolbox to restore stream functions. This 4-day training is scheduled for September 7-10, 2021, and includes a combination of classroom learning and field exercises. Certificates of attendance provided for PDHs. ISWEP members can use a promotional code to receive a discounted […]

Iowa River Restoration Toolbox Level 2/Geomorphic Design

Clive Aquatic Center 1801 NW 114th St., Clive, IA

Level 2 training focuses on geomorphic design and utilizes the skills acquired in the Level 1 training to develop ecologically sound restoration techniques. The 4-day training is scheduled for October 4-7, 2021, and includes outdoor exercises as well as the development of conceptual designs for a restoration project in Clive. Certificates of attendance provided for PDHs. ISWEP members […]

2021 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

Wilbert Square Event Center 931 25th Avenue, Brookings, SD

The Eastern South Dakota Water Conference is held annually in Brookings, SD and features presentations from universities; industry; local, state, and federal government agencies; non-profits; and other stakeholder groups. The conference covers the latest strategies and research for water managers and water users on the Northern Great Plains. The 2021 conference will be held both […]

IStorm 2021 Virtual Conference and Exhibition

Iowa's Premier Conference & Exhibition for the Stormwater Industry IStorm 2021 Virtual Conference and Exhibition will bring together professionals from across the stormwater industry, including municipal employees, elected officials, engineers, landscape architects, floodplain managers, watershed and conservation leaders, and sediment and erosion control professionals. Conference tracks include MS4 Implementation, Green Infrastructure, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Floodplain and Watershed Management. […]

Virtual Harmful Algal Bloom Research Symposium

The North Central Region Algal Bloom Action Team was formed in 2018 and is comprised of representatives from Extension and the Water Resources Research Institutes at each of the land-grant universities within the North Central Region. Collectively, the team is working to make emergent HAB research accessible to agriculture and natural resource educators across the […]

Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Making Water Quality Impacts at the Edge of Fields

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Jan. 12 at noon CST will feature Matt Helmers, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at ISU and director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. Helmers leads research on the impact of agricultural management and conservation practices on water quality. He will draw […]

Iowa Learning Farms Virtual Field Day

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Upper Iowa River Watershed Management Authority, Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group will present a virtual cover crop field day on Thursday, January 13 at 1 p.m. CST. Join us for a live conversation with Matt Frana, project coordinator for the Turkey River Watershed and Upper […]