Soil Health: A Journey to Profitability

Waterloo Center for the Arts - Schoitz River Room 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA, United States

  The Black Hawk and Tama SWCDs will host a free soil health event featuring Ohio farmer Dave Brandt. Brandt, a global leader in conservation, has over 50 years of experience in cover crops, no-till, and specialty crops. Additional speakers include: Jack Boyer, Tama Co. farmer, Todd Western, Black Hawk Farmer. Speakers will discuss their journey adapting soil health practices to fit their farming operation. ... Read more

People’s Hearing on the Farm Bill – Webinar (Zoom)


Join Iowa Interfaith Power & Light on Thursday, June 29th from 7:00-8:30 PM for a virtual People’s Hearing on the Farm Bill! We are amplifying the voices of farmers, people of faith and conscience, and all Iowans by taking action on the 2023 Farm Bill. The hearing will consist of several panelists from various environmental, rural, and agricultural organizations around the state. The main highlights of Iowa IPL’s ... Read more

Event Series R2G2 – 2023 Series

R2G2: Fourmile Fest

Fourmile Community Center 3711 Easton Blvd, Des Moines, IA, United States

  Join IRR and our Service Squad partners for the 21st annual River Run Garbage Grab (R2G2) featuring a river cleanup at our Fourmile location. Volunteers from IRR, ICON Water Trails, Athene, Trout Unlimited, Polk County, Polk Soil & Water Conservation District, City of Des Moines Parks & Rec, Polk County Conservation, to help in doing a walking & wading cleanup at Fourmile Community Center ... Read more

Wild Pride – Fishing

Fort Des Moines Park 7200 SE 5th St, Des Moines, IA, United States

Polk County Conservation is working to provide a safe and affirming space in the Des Moines metro for the LGBTQ+ families (includes guardians or youth.) Each month we’ll focus on a different nature topic as we explore the outdoors together. This month we will go fishing. All equipment and bait is provided. Participants 16 and older need a fishing license. Program is co-sponsored by Central ... Read more

Walnut Creek Watershed Festival

Campbell Recreation Area 12385 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, United States

Celebrate living in the Walnut Creek Watershed! In partnership with the City of Clive's Food Truck Friday, cities within the Walnut Creek Watershed, along with partners in conservation, will have informational booths and interactive stations that the whole family can visit to learn about the importance of keeping our creek healthy. This event is free to the public.

City of Ames EcoFair

Ames City Hall 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA, United States

The sustainability-themed EcoFair will return to City Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the west parking lot. Learn more about City rebates, programs, and services that encourage conservation and lower your carbon footprint. Enjoy booths, vendors, activities, and displays, along with live music and food trucks. The goal of the EcoFair is to share a broad array of conservation ... Read more

Clean Water Conference

Olmsted Center 2875 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311, Des Moines, IA, United States

Drake University's environmental science professional fraternity, Epsilon Eta, and Des Moines Water Works are hosting a clean water conference in upper Olmsted on September 30th from 11-3. The three speakers are Neil Hamilton, Susan Judkins, and Ryan Crane.


Sustainability Sensibilities

Jester Park Nature Center 12130 Northwest 128th Street, Granger, IA, United States

Come learn the sustainability practices staff are implementing at Polk County Conservation parks and natural areas. We will share the long-range goals and best practices of our newly adopted sustainability plan. Polk County Conservation will be offering bi-monthly sustainability programming topics for the public to learn more on living green and ways to implement sustainability into our everyday lives. REGISTRATION: Required DEADLINE: October 1 COST: ... Read more

Fluid Impressions: A Water Quality Exhibition

538 S. Gilbert St. Iowa City, Iowa 538 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Join us as we explore themes of water through the creative lenses of six talented University of Iowa graduate students in the Arts and Humanities. This exhibition promises an enlightening and thought-provoking experience that will engage your senses and your mind. Our students have poured passion and creativity into their productions, delving deep into the important issues surrounding water quality and watersheds and their connections ... Read more

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Varsity Cinema 1207 25th St, Des Moines, United States

On Sunday, November 5, from 12 - 3 pm, IEC is bringing the On Tour festival to Des Moines' Varsity Cinema, featuring films that will spark conversation about creating a just, healthy environment and sustainable future for all Iowans. Iowa Outdoors host Kellie Kramer is back this year to host the event, including a panel of local Iowans discussing the issues in the films.

$9 – $15
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