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Reflection on Soil Health Equipment and Tools Field Day
By Kayla Hasper, Watersheds Educator

On a warm Saturday July afternoon, 77 Sqaw Creek Watershed farmers and community members gathered at Al Lingren's farm in Ogden for a field day on soil health equiptment and tools. The day began in a barn with ...[Read More Here]

5 Reasons to Ride the Local Food Cycle

By Ash Bruxvoort,
Local Foods Coordinator

The 3rd Annual Local Food Cycle is less than two months away! We can’t wait to see our die-hard local food cycle riders exploring new farms and natural areas and we’re excited to introduce new local foodies to some of the best local food...[Read More Here]

One Stop Cover Crop Service Now Available

By Hanna Bates,
Watersheds Coordinator

Prairie Rivers of Iowa, in partnership with the Boone and Story County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, is taking the hassle out of fall cover crop application. You tell us what you want for your fields, and we’ll book the service ...[Read More Here]

Outdoor Learning Environments Grant Program

By Annie Fangman,
Natural Resource Educator

An outdoor learning environment is a space that can enhance understanding about the natural world and provide a thinking space to explore. Greater complexities can stem from this idea, but the core concept begins with the space...[Read More Here]

Madrid Community Garden Established

By Ash Bruxvoort,
Local Foods Coordinator 

After year of work and planning the Madrid Community Garden is in full blossom! There are 29 community members taking care of raised garden beds that are 4x4 or 4x8 feet in size. The garden is over 3,000 ...[Read More Here]

New Cabin in Hamilton County 

By Mike Brandrup,
Log Products Coordinator

The  total of number of eco-friendly cabins in Hamilton County has risen to six. All of these cabins are made with Iowa grown, Iowa manufactured, white oak logs purchased through Prairie Rivers of Iowa. These logs do not ...[Read More Here]

New PR & Marketing Coordinator Joins
Prairie Rivers of Iowa

By Meredith Ponder,
Marketing Assistant 

Aimee Burch joined Prairie Rivers of Iowa on August 15, 2016 as the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator. Originally from Springfield, IL, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Illinois-Springfiel...[Read More Here]

Exciting Activities for the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway

By Jan Gammon, Lincoln Highway Coordinator 

The Byway has created a new 52-page brochure that highlights the six intrinsic qualities that compose a Byway. The qualities are: Archaeological, Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational, and Scenic. We are ...[Read More Here]

Leadership Institute: Full of Wonder

By Annie Fangman,
Natural Resource Educator

Prairie Rivers of Iowa recently sent three staff members, Annie Fangman; Natural Resources Educator, Kayla Hasper; Watershed Educator, and Ash Bruxvoort; Local Foods Coordinator to the Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom ...[Read More Here]
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