Everyone lives in a watershed and has a relationship with the watershed. You can learn more about Iowa water quality issues, how watersheds function and the human relationship with them May 4 at the Iowa State University Extension office at Nevada in Story County. Mark your calendar and register now, as space will be limited.
Water Rocks!, along with ISU Extension and Outreach in Story County and the ISU Extension Master Gardeners program, are sponsoring this workshop, called "How Does Your Water Shed?" It is for people interested in learning about watersheds and water issues. The free workshop will be held Monday, May 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Story County Extension office, 220 H Ave., in Nevada, Iowa.
Workshop will include discussion, interactive activities and dialog
The workshop will include a combination of discussion, videos and interactive activities to generate dialog and create awareness of local and larger watersheds, as well as water quality issues. Iowa State University Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Professor Matt Helmers will lead the workshop. Specializing in subsurface drainage, Helmers leads research on land management and nutrient reduction practices across the state.
The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register for the event by April 27 with Alison Boelman at the Story County Extension Office. Her phone is 515-382-6551, or send an email to [email protected].Water Rocks! is a statewide water education campaign that uses a variety of resources to bring awareness and appreciation of water. Through classroom visits, an interactive website, an award-winning computer game, songs, music videos, dogs, enhanced learning activities, teacher/peer mentor workshops and geocaching, Water Rocks! offers an original, light-hearted approach to water issues.