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April 29th, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Kent Park Education Center
Johnson and Iowa County Watershed Coalition
Presents
The waters that flow through Johnson and Iowa Counties



Nobody knew how the waters of Old Mans Creek changed as they flowed from the springs northeast of the Victor rest stop to where they converge with the Iowa River south and east of Hills. Then in September of 2003, a group of volunteers sampled the waters at 23 sites on the main stem of the creek. For comparative purposes sampling was also done on Clear Creek, Rapid Creek, Muddy Creek and several other creeks in Johnson and Iowa Counties. The volunteers did not go away, instead they returned the next Spring then again in the Summer and Fall. Seventeen times they came back after that cool September day, and they learned. They became the students of the waters that flow through Johnson and Iowa Counties.

Are the waters clear? Are the waters safe to be in? Or maybe, as a surprise you will learn that some of the waters are safer today because of the volunteers, the students of the waters. On April 29th, 2009 at 6:00 pm at the Kent Park Education Center you, too, can learn about the waters that flow through Johnson and Iowa Counties. You will hear from, and learn from, those that have sampled, documented, walked, gotten wet and learned about the waters.

The Johnson and Iowa County Watershed Coalition staff asks you to join us for an evening of learning. An evening of seeing the data, and hearing the stories of the waters that flow through Johnson and Iowa County.

RSVP would be nice, but seeing you there would be best.

For more information:
Dave Ratliff
Project Leader
Cell: (319) 430-3586
Office: (319) 354-1397