Taking the Next Step For Improving the Squaw Creek Watershed

The Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority involves a team of people from large and small communities, rural and urban areas in the counties of Boone, Story, Hamilton and Webster who share an interest in Squaw Creek. There has been a great deal of work conducted over the past ten years in this watershed culminating in the formation of the Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority (SWMA).   Paul Toot, Story County Board of Supervisor and Chair of the Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority says, “based on feedback we’ve received from public surveys there is a definite interest in improving the quality of Squaw Creek and its tributaries.  With financial support from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the time has come to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan to provide guidance for watershed activities over the next twenty years.”   The Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority was created in 2012.  With this foundation in place, the next step is to create a watershed management plan. ...
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Thank you again for coming to our, Prairie Rivers of Iowa open house

On December 5th 2013 Prairie Rivers of Iowa held an open house. The public and businesses were invited to come tour our office space and to come find out more information on the types of projects Prairie Rivers of Iowa has been up to this past year, all while getting to meet the staff and board members. Prairie Rivers of Iowa organization is committed to strengthening Iowa's communities through the responsible stewardship of our natural resources. Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s programs help Iowans conserve our state’s natural and historical resources to enrich the lives of current and future generations. To learn more, please visit our various website pages. Local business leaders, representatives from various communities and organizations, past and current partners all came together to make the event a successful one. With a wintery holiday theme decor, presentation boards, handouts, merchandise to purchase, video displays, local foods from the Iowa Food Co-op and catering from Olde Main...
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