IRR is looking for a great river photo

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Iowa Rivers Revival is looking for a great river photo (ideally with people in it or some indication of people involvement, e.g. the bow of a boat) for the front of our 2016 holiday card.  Winning photo will earn the photographer $50 and recognition in the form of the photographer’s name (and town, email, or website) on the back.

Please submit any photos to Jenn Dreier at by Tuesday Nov 15.
Include name of photographer, location and date taken.

The News Hour Insight on Business

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Director, Molly Hanson, recently had a chance to speak with Michael Libbie on The News Hour Insight on Business (on air week days 5-6 FM 104.5).  Listen to Molly encourage citizens, lawmakers and businesses to take a good look at how rivers can once again become a focal point for so many Iowa communities here!


Join the Service Squad!

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dscn0173The Iowa Rivers Revival and Iowa Environmental Council Service Squad is up and running!  This group is all about getting out and getting dirty and making a difference in Iowa. The first action is adopting a section of Four Mile Creek right by Sleepy Hollow.    We plan on working closely with Sleepy Hollow to schedule a cleanup day this fall yet.  Beyond that, it’s really all up to our “squad”.  What would you like to see this group do/participate in?

-Solar complex tour
-Park cleanup
-Event at Locally Grown in East Village
-Farm tours
-Tabling at events for IRR/IEC
-Advocacy training
-Visit classrooms
-Talk to legislators at the Capitol

First things first; join our Facebook group.  I think this will be our preferred way to communicate with each other outside of emails.  From there we can decide how often we want to meet up and what we as a group would like to participate in.  Stay tuned for a Doodle Poll of dates for a fall cleanup at Four Mile Creek.

Step 1: Scan the attached QR code or follow the link to our group’s Facebook page.service-squad-fb

Turtles still need your help!

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l-Turtles-attempting-flightPLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
Iowa Turtles need your help!

Share your opinion; explain the importance of the new turtle rules in protecting Iowa’s turtle population from over-harvesting.

  • The Iowa DNR is holding a “stakeholder meeting” on September 8 at the Iowa Capitol in Room 116 at 3 PM.  This meeting may determine if the turtle-trapping season will be implemented in time to save turtles this winter.The meeting is in response to turtle trappers’ complaints that they didn’t have enough input on the new turtle harvest rules.The DNR’s recommended season and the bag and possession limits are already a compromise. There have already been numerous public input sessions and all NRC meetings provide for public input.Please arrive at 2:30 if you wish to speak.
  • We must protect turtles during vulnerable times or there will be no turtles for our children and grandchildren.The season must be closed from at least January to July.We are now asking for a complete closure of commercial harvesting in Iowa.
  • Turtle populations are at high risk of depletion, and outdoors folks have long recognized the importance of closed seasons and possession limits to protect wildlife.Open season for trapping other fur-bearing animals which reproduce many times faster than turtles runs from Nov 5 to Jan 31, less than three months.We cannot stand for further delays in rules setting seasons and bag limits.  Turtles must be protected now.
Thank the DNR for the consideration, but encourage them and the Natural Resources Council to approve the DNR’s proposal with no further changes!


   1. Please attend the stakeholder meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 116 at the Iowa Capitol.

   2. Before the meeting, by Wednesday, September 7, please email Martin Kondrad with your comments at

   3. You may also USPS mail your comments to:
Martin Konrad, Iowa DNR
Wallace State Office Building
502 E 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

   4. Also, please contact the governor’s chief of staff in your outreach.
Michael Bousselot
(515) 725-3521

    5. Also call or email your Legislators today and ask them to contact the governor’s office about approving the DNR’s rules.


OR CALL (515) 281-3221 for the House Switchboard to talk to your Representative or leave a message.

Threase Harms
Contract Lobbyist

Dane Schumann
Contract Lobbyist


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