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Cedar River Watershed Coalition

We’re All In This Together

The purpose of the Cedar River Watershed Coalition is to facilitate cooperation within the watershed and to organize and advocate for land practices and policies (federal, state, and local) that will reduce future flood damage and improve water quality. 

Cedar River Watershed map

This website provides information about the Cedar River Watershed. Visit the links above to learn more about the watershed, upcoming events, and what you can do to improve water quality and reduce runoff in the watershed.

The Cedar River Watershed Coalition is co-chaired by:

  • Rob Hogg, State Senator
  • Vern Fish, Black Hawk County

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Save the Date – Cedar River Watershed Coalition Meeting, Spring 2018 

Moving Into The Future of Watershed Management: The agenda for the Cedar River Watershed Coalition is now available! We hope you will join us to discuss how the Cedar River Watershed is at the front line of collaborative and creative watershed management, and how you can support your local watershed improvement efforts.

The meeting will take place Friday, March 9th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center. An optional networking lunch will take place at noon, prior to the meeting. Bring $10 cash and RSVP on Facebook or contact Mary Beth Stevenson (319-325-8593).

The full agenda is available here: Spring 2018 CRWC Meeting

Upcoming Events

Looking Ahead: Markets, Weeds, & Water Quality

An informational meeting is being hosted by the Grundy County Extension & Outreach. Topics to be covered include:

  • Overview of water quality efforts at the local and regional level, as well as a legislative update. Time will be reserved for questions and comments from participants.
  • Current issues related to farm management, navigating an intense farm market climate and some tough management decisions to be made in the future
  • Overview of concerning weeds and problem plants in Iowa fields to watch

Farmers for America – A Documentary to Celebrate, Inspire, and Support Young Farmers 

The new documentary Farmers For America will be screening for the first time in Cedar Falls, Iowa in a partnership with the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education. The film, narrated by Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor) shares the challenges that young farmers face as they venture forth on the virtuous path of feeding us all. The film’s director, Graham Meriwether, will be present to facilitate a conversation after the film which will feature local farmers of all backgrounds- from small-scale niche production to larger-scale commodity farmers. Our goal is to bring these two perspectives together and forge a shared path towards our next agriculture.

Paddle Day @ ICNC

Join Indian Creek Nature Center for the 11th anniversary of Paddle Day! Whether you’re new to paddling or an experienced veteran, you will learn something new and be inspired to get out on the water. Connect with a paddling buddy, share experiences, learn about new gear or discover a new place to paddle.

Cover Crops Conference: Interseeding Cover Crops into V4 Corn

Learn all about interseeding diverse cover crops into V4-V6 corn from 2 Iowa farmers. There will be a farmer panel involving Muscatine County farmers – ask questions and meet neighbors who have been planting cover crops for years. Learn more about soil health from NRCS Soil Scientist Jason Steele. Get hands on with interseeding equipment.

Iowa’s Living Landscapes
Rights-of-Way and Beyond

  • Date & Time: Tuesday, March 20 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Location: Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center, Marion IA
  • Information: 2018 Flyer

The Linn County roadside vegetation management workshop is in the 9th year. The workshop will feature speakers on invasive species management, the importance of native habitat, and many other topics.


Header photo credit: Matt Fisher


Last modified on February 19th, 2018
Posted on April 29th, 2014