Golden Hills is working with Iowa Rivers Revival to host the Master River Stewards Program (MRSP) in southwest Iowa in 2019. MRSP is an adult-education program that teaches watershed awareness, paddling and navigating skills, river and stream dynamics, aquatic habitat, water quality and water monitoring, and policies related to floodplains, river protection and restoration.
Cost for the program is $100 but financial assistance may be available upon request. Registration will close on August 10. This is a certificate program and participants are expected to attend all sessions to receive certification. If you are unable to attend all sessions but are still interested in participating, we may be able to accommodate. Contact Project Coordinator Lance Brisbois at email@example.com or 712-482-3029.
Online registration will be available soon!
Tentative Program Schedule Session 1 Saturday, August 17 9:00am-3:00pm Topics: Introduction; Watersheds; River Form and Function; Navigating Iowa's Waters, and River Wildlife
Session 2 Wednesday, August 28 5:00pm-8:00pm Topics: River Chemistry and Monitoring
Session 3 This session will feature a podcast/video instead of an in-class session. Topics: Agricultural production, policies, and Iowa’s rivers
Session 4 Wednesday, September 25 5:00pm-8:00pm Topics: Stream and Riparian Zone Restoration and Impacts on fish and wildlife; Review and Potential Projects
Session 5 Wednesday, October 30 5:00pm-8:00pm Final session and wrap-up; discussion of projects ,
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