IOWATER Introductory Workshop to be held August 13, 2011

  • IOWATER is a citizen-based program, directed by volunteer’s needs within the communities.
  • IOWATER focuses on solutions, not just documenting problems.
  • IOWATER is interested in results, not regulation.
  • IOWATER is flexible, allowing local groups to design their own monitoring and action plans.
  • IOWATER is committed to partnerships, developing local working partners and sharing information and resources within state and federal agencies.
  • IOWATER will concentrate on a watershed approach, integrating land use, soil concerns, and the water bodies involved.

What is an IOWATER Introductory Workshop?

IOWATER is a statewide volunteer water quality monitoring program. Introductory workshops are open to any individual or group that is interested in water quality. Upon completion of the workshop, you will be a certified IOWATER Citizen Monitor. The workshop is based on eight hours training; exact times varying depending on location. Workshop registration fee is $20, which covers all program fees, meals, and testing equipment. Group registration fee is $30 for up to three people; ten dollars for each additional person. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 3rd.

Saturday, August 13, 2011 – Gilbertson Nature Center

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Location: Gilbertson Nature Center near Elgin, Iowa


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IOWATER Registration Form

Download the IOWATER Registration Form (PDF)

Register by Mail (Deadline: Wed, August 3):

Please download and complete the registration form. Then, mail the form, along with a check made payable to “Iowa DNR”, to

Northeast Iowa RC&D
PO Box 916
Postville, IA 52162

Register on the Web and pay via Credit Card (Deadline: Thur, August 11th):