Planning Kickoff / Open House Event
March 27, 2014
Jody Bailey, English River Watershed Coordinator
Source: KidsGeo.com
• ~627 mi²
• 401,000 acres
• 15 communities
• 6 counties
Source: Iowa Geological & Water Survey
Iowa’s Major Watersheds
Flooding
Erosion
Nutrients
Photo Credit: Upper Iowa River Watershed
Photo Credit: Larry Stone, Gazette
Source: IDNR (2013)
Counties
Keokuk
Washington
Iowa
Johnson
Mahaska
Poweshiek
Cities
Barnes City
Grinnell
Kalona
Keswick
Riverside
Wellman
Dee...
• Partner with technical organizations to
identify scope of needed improvements
• Increase voluntary conservation through
...
• Educate
• Engage
• Assess
• Physical environment inventory
• Hydrologic modeling
• Water quality
• Social survey
• Plan ...
• Ask your elected
officials to join WMA
• Serve as a
representative
• Attend meetings
• Join the Community
Advisory Team
...
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Jody Bailey, Watershed Coordinator

  1. 1. Planning Kickoff / Open House Event March 27, 2014 Jody Bailey, English River Watershed Coordinator
  2. 2. Source: KidsGeo.com
  3. 3. • ~627 mi² • 401,000 acres • 15 communities • 6 counties
  4. 4. Source: Iowa Geological & Water Survey Iowa’s Major Watersheds
  5. 5. Flooding
  6. 6. Erosion Nutrients Photo Credit: Upper Iowa River Watershed Photo Credit: Larry Stone, Gazette
  7. 7. Source: IDNR (2013)
  8. 8. Counties Keokuk Washington Iowa Johnson Mahaska Poweshiek Cities Barnes City Grinnell Kalona Keswick Riverside Wellman Deep River Gibson Guernsey Kinross Millersburg Montezuma North English Parnell Webster Conservation Districts Iowa Johnson Keokuk Poweshiek Washington Mahaska PhotoCredit:SteveBerger
  9. 9. • Partner with technical organizations to identify scope of needed improvements • Increase voluntary conservation through education & engagement • Provide technical and financial support for businesses / individual landowners • Leverage resources for watershed-scale projects Photo Credit: Steve Berger PhotoCredit:NRCS
  10. 10. • Educate • Engage • Assess • Physical environment inventory • Hydrologic modeling • Water quality • Social survey • Plan for Improvements • What are the issues? • What can be done to increase voluntary conservation projects? (funding, education, technical assistance, etc.)
  11. 11. • Ask your elected officials to join WMA • Serve as a representative • Attend meetings • Join the Community Advisory Team • Host a tour of conservation practices on your land • Suggest event ideas • Sign up for updates through website / coordinator Photo Credit: Steve Berger

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