2019 Spring Level 1 River Restoration Toolbox Workshops are OPEN–> and we’re having a party!

Iowa’s River Restoration Toolbox Level 1/Base Training Workshops are taking place in Ames and Solon/Johnson County this year!


Register for Ames: May 13-16

Register for Solon/Johnson county: June 24-27

Course Details:

Learn about streambank stabilization and restoration techniques from Iowa experts and how to use the IDNR Toolbox to restore stream functions.  The workshop includes classroom lectures, field exercises, and visits to recently constructed stream restoration projects.

Featured Speaker: George Athanasakes

George is the Ecosystem Restoration Program Leader for Statec, and has 25 years of experience working on innovative stream restoration projects nationwide.  George has taught numerous restoration workshops, and worked with the IDNR river restoration planning team to create Iowa’s River Restoration Toolbox.

Who Should Attend?

Design professionals including engineers and landscape architects, biologists, ecologists, project managers, WMA Coordinators, natural resources specialists, urban conservationists, university faculty, floodplain managers, environmental professionals in Iowa and other interested professionals.

Level 2 coming THIS FALL!

We are thrilled to continue our grant partnership with the McKnight Foundation to grow all things River Restoration in Iowa and the Midwest in 2019 and 2020.  THANK YOU to all our amazing partners who helped make this possible.


What else is going on with IRR you ask?  Well, we’ve got some BIG/BEER news!

We couldn’t be more exited for this event and this opportunity to partner with our friends at Confluence Brewing Company and Confluence – Landscape Architecture!

The Local Cause Belgian-Style White Ale with coriander and orange peel will be released on March 22nd at noon. All net proceeds of the sale will be matched and donated to Iowa Rivers Revival!

Our favorite ladies from The Side Garage will be on-site from 4-6 PM with their mobile screen printer, and you’ll be bale to make your own IRR t-shirt! A percentage of shirt sales will ALSO be donated to Iowa Rivers Revival.

Come, bring your friends, drink, bid on a kayak, print a t-shirt, get a koozie and support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts and the heart of Iowans who love our 70,000 miles of rivers and streams in this state!


We hope to see you there!

Check out the Facebook event here!

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Thanks for the river love <3

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