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  • Own an Original Piece of Artwork!


    IRR had the unique opportunity to help make and later acquire this unique piece of art made from found items from river cleanups and clay fish created by artists Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss

  • Powerful Examples and Guidance for Modifying Dangerous Dams!


    Iowa has 177 low-head dams in 57 of the state’s  99 counties. “Low-head” dams span the river and are less then 20 feet high (many just 2-5 feet high).  The dams often are deceptively dangerous

  • “River Town of the Year” Ice Cream Social


    You are cordially invited to attend a reception hosted by Iowa Rivers Revival:  “River Town of the Year” Ice Cream Social – honoring Clinton, Iowa Each year, Iowa Rivers Revival presents the “River Town of the

  • Clinton named “River Town of the Year”


    Clinton, Iowa named “River Town of the Year” “Clinton celebrates its past as a river town, enjoys the present, and prepares for the future” This year’s award recognizes Clinton especially for tackling difficult water-quality challenges at

  • Introduction to River Restoration


    Iowa Rivers Revival and the Cedar River Watershed Coalition are teaming up to present a series of introductory workshops about natural river restoration benefits and practices. Landowners, farmers, policymakers, city staffers, conservationists, educators, and

  • Thank you to Wheatsfield Coop in Ames!


    Thank you to Wheatsfield Cooperative for their donation of $538.85 to IRR through their Co-op Nickel

  • A BIG thank you!


    A BIG thank you to Whole Foods Market in West Des Moines for their generosity, and to all who donated to IRR One Dime at a

  • Technical River Restoration Workshop – Fort Dodge


    Regional and state experts will present compelling, science-based information about natural river restoration practices for professionals assisting landowners and/or designing bank stabilization projects, such as IDALS, NRCS, and SWCD field and engineering staff, county

  • The Des Moines Area MPO needs your input!

    The Des Moines Area MPO needs your input!


    The Des Moines Area MPO needs your input! The public is invited to not just imagine — but draw on a map — their ideas for natural-area preservation and recreational development in and along

  • Iowa Rivers Revival Seeks Executive Director


                                                  Iowa Rivers Revival (IRR) seeks new executive leadership to build on IRR’s legacy of successful river advocacy, river education, and outreach in Iowa. Founded in 2007, IRR is a non-profit organization that works

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