Spotlights

Rathbun Recognized with Circle of Excellence IAWA Iowa Watershed Award

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John Rathbun displays watershed award

ANKENY, IOWA – John Rathbun, watershed coordinator for the Clear Creek Watershed, is honored with a Circle of Excellence award from the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) as part of the third annual Iowa Watershed Awards program. Rathbun is honored with five other watershed coordinators who are also receiving IAWA Iowa Watershed Awards for their […]

Poweshiek County Farmer’s Approach for Clean Water

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Mark Kennett and wife in New Zealand

By: Margot Dick, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering Communications Assistant Over time, both New Zealand and Iowa have moved from their native ecology to a more intensively managed, agriculture-based ecosystem. In New Zealand, the water ran clear as recently as 20 years ago, whereas in Iowa, environmental challenges date back more than a generation. Mark Kennett was […]

Nishnabotna River Watershed receives WQI Grant and Installs Raingardens with Youth

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Nish raingarden install

Rainscaping with Youth in the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed

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Youth visiting a raingarden

By: Margot Dick, IIHR Hydroscience & Engineering Communications Assistant When Angie Auel asked the fifth graders of Fairbank Elementary School about water retention issues in their community, they told her about their basketball court. Whenever rain or snow falls on the court, they said, the space floods, leaving them without a place to play. Auel, […]