Residents of Ames, Gilbert, Story City, Roland, Randall, and the surrounding areas are encouraged to attend of our upcoming listening sessions concerning the development of a watershed management plan to address water quality and other issues in the Keigley Branch and the South Skunk River.


November 13, 2017: Fairview Lodge, Story City, 5:00-6:00 PM

The Story City listening session will take place at the Fairview Lodge. The program will include a presentation on issues in the watershed and time for open discussion.

More information can be found here.


October 30, 2017: Bessey Hall, Iowa State University, 6:00-7:00 PM

This Ames-area listening session will take place in 2226 Bessey Hall on the Iowa State University campus (2200 Osborn Drive, Ames). The Iowa State University Soil and Water Conservation Club is partnering with Prairie Rivers to organize this event. Jim Colbert, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, will speak about his work with the Skunk River Navy.

Participants can park for free after 5:30 PM in the General Staff areas: Lot 41 (by the Greenhouses) or Lot 50 (by Kinesiology).

More information can be found here.


October 23, 2017: Gilbert City Hall, 6:00-7:00 PM

The Gilbert listening session will take place in the Franklin Community Room at Gilbert City Hall. The program will include a presentation on issues in the watershed and time for open discussion. Cara Rinehart, biology teacher at Gilbert High School, and her students will present findings from their biological monitoring project on Keigley Branch and other local streams.

More information can be found here.


Additional listening sessions will be scheduled for this winter in Story City and Hamilton County.

If you have any questions or would like more information about these and upcoming listening sessions, please contact Watershed Educator Dan Haug at 515-232-0048 or dhaug@prrcd.org.