The BEST in river restoration coming to Dubuque Feb 8-11

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Catfish Creek Watershed - Dubuque
Catfish Creek Watershed – Dubuque

The Partnership for River Restoration in the Upper Midwest is hosting its regional symposium in Dubuque, Iowa, February 8-11 at the Hotel Julien.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the latest cutting-edge, affordable, science-based, and sustainable approaches to restore and protect Iowa’s rivers and streams, and the surrounding landscape. This symposium will include demonstrations from national and state experts about the value, importance and benefits of natural stream restoration to your community.  http://www.prrsum.org/

Iowa Rivers Revival has a limited number of scholarships available to help off-set registrations costs for those who may not have the resources available to attend.  More information below. 

Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to learn how other states in the region are approaching river and stream restoration and the multiple benefits resulting from these practices.

⇒ Exchange knowledge and lessons learned about important local and regional topics.
⇒ Create collaborations that will lead to further targeted research and group funding.
⇒ Lay the groundwork for a more formal professional restoration group representing the Upper Midwest.

Natural, ecological river restoration expertise and practices are needed in Iowa.  Natural stream restoration improves water quality, reduces streambank erosion, protects infrastructure, moderates flooding, improves habitat, increases recreation, and enhances economic development opportunities.

Who should attend?
⇒ Engineers
⇒ Restoration practitioners (technical and field professionals, municipalities, landowners)
⇒ Students
⇒ River and environmental advocates

Quick Links:
Registration
Keynote/Invited Speakers
Conference Agenda – at a glance
Short Courses (pre-symposium; Feb 8)

SCHOLARSHIPS:  If you are interested in applying for scholarship assistance, please respond with the following information to Rosalyn Lehman at rlehman@iowarivers.org by Friday, December 19, 2014.

⇒ Contact information (name, business/organization, job title, phone and e-mail).
⇒ A brief description of your professional background related to river restoration and how you will plan to utilize this information gained at the symposium.
⇒ Describe your need for financial assistance.
⇒ Your commitment to follow-up with IRR about what you learned from the conference, and how you may use this information in your professional work.
Please note:  we will only be offering registration assistance; lodging and travel will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Don’t miss this premier educational opportunity to help bring Iowa up-to-date on the latest and greatest restoration practices in the Midwest!