Ames River Town of the Year Celebration
Where Conservation Gets Inspired!
September 30 – October 2, 2021
A series of special events highlighting water quality and natural
resources! Special guest presentations, film festival, stream cleanup, and more!

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Conservationist Chad Pregracke

Ames City Auditorium
520 6th St., Ames, IA 50010
Doors Open 6:30 pm
Presentation 7:00 pm
Book Signing 8:00 pm
Free to Attend!

Chad Pregracke, author of From the Bottom Up: One Man’s Crusade to Clean America’s Rivers will be speaking at the Ames City Auditorium.
$20/book at signing line (accepting cash only)

CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year, Chad is the founder and president of “Living Lands and Water” which has grown into cleaning 24 rivers in 21 states and has hosted 1,145 community-based cleanups! Learn more at

Friday, October 1, 2021
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
6:30 till 10 p.m. 
Ames City Auditorium
520 6th St., Ames, IA 50010
Click Here for Info and Tickets!

Prairie Rivers of Iowa presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival where activism gets inspired that features a collection of documentary-style films and special guest presentations that will entertain, educate, and inspire!

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Presented by Prairie Rivers of Iowa

Thank you to our lead sponsors for making this event possible!

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
Volunteer River and Stream Cleanup
9:00 am till 1 p.m. 
Ames, Iowa
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Prairie Rivers of Iowa and the City of Ames will be hosting a river cleanup from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in Ames. Participation is limited to 40 persons. Registration is required to insure enough materials for all the volunteers.

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