All Iowa LWV's are invited to send representatives to the LWV UMRR ILO Board Meeting at Wikiup Hill Learning Center outside of Cedar Rapids. (Actually, all LWV's are invited to send representatives, whether from Iowa or anywhere else. ) You can join us for our morning Board Meeting from 10 to noon, or join us for the afternoon speakers on what's up in Water in Iowa. This will be an informative session and provide a good chance for people to learn more about the Upper Mississippi watershed, it's myriad tributaries and the work of the ILO. Here's some more info:
1:00 – Presentation –Tony Nemmers, Natural Resource Technician for Linn County Conservation (Dana Kellogg’s assistant) involved in wetland, oxbow reconstruction, and other water quality projects, will be speaking. It really is amazing all that is being done in Linn County. It will be good to know since Linn County is asking its voters to vote for a $40 million dollar water and lands bond referendum.
2:00…Lightning Round We will have several other short reports in a lightning round from leagues in Eastern Iowa about water initiatives in their areas. We would also like to update what is happening with occurring flood in Cedar Rapids and the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit against three northwest Iowa counties
3:00 Post meeting event - We have been invited to the Morgan Creek Park ribbon cutting ceremony and wetland tour for reconstruction of the oxbow. (It is distance away and may be just too wet.) More information on this event will be provided at the Board meeting.
There's a lot to do in Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city. It's the home of Grant Woods and has preserved it's Czech and Slovak culture. Plan to come for the weekend and top it off with LWV learning and discussion!
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