Soil Health Field Day, Education Program Update, and Conservation Champion Stories below. 
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Note from the Project Coordinator

This spring, we’ve been seeing green… green cereal rye fields that is! Last fall, farmers in the area had the perfect conditions to get their cover crops in and saw great results as the temperatures warmed up this year. When many fields are fallow and black, something green and grassy tends to stick out, which may get the neighbors talking. Cover crops are a great practice because they promote soil health and make fields more resilient to extreme weather events, such as wet springs and droughts. Improved resilience means better corn and soybeans out in the field. Now that’s something worth talking about.

And so I challenge you - get your neighbors talking next spring.

Hanna Bates
Watershed Coordinator


Soil Health Tools & Equipment Field Day

Date: July 23rd, 12-3 PM

Location: Al Lingren’s Farm – 526 H Ave in Ogden, Iowa 

Keynote Speaker: Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture  

A catered lunch will be provided. Please RSVP
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Squaw Creek Field Day 2016

The Natural Resources Education team has been busy these last couple of months with creation and delivery of programming and outreach activities!

For an up-to-date calendar of events for the Watershed & Waterways Education Program, contact Annie at or Kayla at!

Education Program Update
This spring, planting season took off in the State of Iowa as the temperatures warmed up in the soils. We are seeing a multitude of conservation practices at work in the Squaw Creek watershed with each farmer implementing what works best on their land. 
Conservation Champion

Partner Spotlight

Thank you to following organization for your contributions to our watershed efforts, which include fundraising, volunteer contributions, and promotion of our programming: 

 We would like to thank the Iowa Corn Growers Association for their continual    support of the Squaw Creek Watershed demonstration project. Since the  beginning of our project, Iowa Corn has supported our work to provide  conservation education through field days, workshops, and meetings.  We look  forward to partnering with them at our upcoming field day on July 23rd.

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