Iowa Rivers Revival announces 2019 River Town of the Year: Guttenberg!

*in their own words

“Guttenberg is a beautiful community located on the Mississippi River in Northeast Iowa.  Guttenberg is also on the National Scenic Byways and the Great River Road.  Tucked between the Mississippi River and the Limestone Bluffs that edged the frontier, the area now known as Guttenberg, is an Iowa Great Place.  No matter which way visitors enter, they are welcomed by dramatic overlooks of the historic town and the plethora of natural resource treasures that surround it.  This historic German community is nestled in the heart of the Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, next to stately US Army Corp of Engineer Lock and Dam Number 10 and numerous local, state and private natural resource ares, Guttenberg is a shining example of an Iowa community that embraces its past, welcomes its future and recognizes its potential!”


By selecting Guttenberg as 2019’s River Town of the Year, Iowa Rivers Revival (IRR) hopes to highlight; partnerships to protect and enhance local rivers and streams, innovative storm water controls and river protection measures, efforts to improve water quality, historical and cultural preservation, providing river access, efforts to protect and enhance greenbelts and ecosystems, education and advocacy by local watershed groups and river tourism efforts.  The city of Guttenberg has all this and more!

IRR board members will be traveling to Guttenberg on April 8th to present the City Manager and others with this esteemed award as part of a celebration before their monthly City Council meeting.

If you’re in Des Moines, join us to celebrate Guttenberg and ALL things river related at IRR’s Lobby Day at the Capitol on April 17th from 1-3 PM in the Rotunda.


We are auctioning off a kayak to raise money for the Tim Chicoine Memorial Fund!

You can bid online using our Bidding Owl Site here!

Simply create an account, then look under the View Items tab to find the kayak information (pictured below).

Thanks for the river love.

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