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 the public are invited to attend the free, 1.5 hour-long workshops. Presentations will provide an overview of river restoration techniques and benefits, as well as highlight current river restoration efforts in the Cedar River Watershed.

Natural river restoration can be an affordable and practical solution for addressing streambank erosion issues across Iowa. Eroding streambanks can mean the loss of crop buffer areas, productive farmland, and local infrastructure. In addition, streambank erosion is a major contributor to sediment and nutrients in our water. Understanding river dynamics can lead to much more cost-effective, fish and wildlife friendly solutions to these problems. River restoration also enhances aquatic ecosystems and improves river recreation, fishing, and hunting — boosting local economies and providing public health and quality of life.

Registration:  There is no fee to participate, but advanced registration is recommended due to limited space.   Please RSVP by clicking here or by emailing

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