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Save Our Streams Training - Iowa County, IA

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Lake Iowa Nature Center, Iowa County Conservation

2550 G Ave

Ladora, IA 52251

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Save Our Streams (SOS) is a fun way to test water quality in small streams by collecting chemical data and identifying underwater insects, called macroinvertebrates. The Izaak Walton League is partnering with Iowa County Conservation and the English River Watershed Management Authority to provide a workshop for those who want to become a certified SOS Monitor. Visit www.iwla.org/sos for more info about Save Our Streams.


Certified SOS monitors can submit data to the Clean Water Hub (https://www.cleanwaterhub.org/) to be used in the EPA's Water Quality Exchange for federal decision-making.


Training will consist of a morning session, hosted indoors at the Lake Iowa Nature Center, followed by an afternoon session practicing our monitoring techniques at a nearby stream.


Dress for the weather, as we will be doing the field component in rain or shine in the afternoon. Bring your own rubber boots, waders, or old sneakers if you have them (we ask that you avoid using felt soled waders). Note-taking supplies are suggested. Registration costs will help to provide classroom and field materials and ID books for participants.


The English River Watershed Management Authority has graciously offered to provide lunch to participants. Please plan to bring your own lunch if you require specific dietary restrictions.


Iowa County Conservation is offering a scholarship to cover your registration cost for this training! If you would like to have your registration cost waived, please email Chris Anderson, Iowa County Conservation Executive Director, with the subject line "SOS Training Workshop". Simply write up 1-2 paragraphs of why you are interested in attending this training, and Iowa County Conservation can cover your registration fee. Chris Anderson's email address is canderson@co.iowa.ia.us


Classes fill up quickly, so register now!

For inquiries, contact IWLA Save Our Streams Coordinator Zach Moss at zmoss@iwla.org.

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