On the Radio: Master River Steward Program

Cedar River – Photo by tiswango; Flickr

This week’s On the Radio segment covers a portion of the Master River Steward Program’s ongoing work with rivers and communities. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

This year marks the second year of Iowa Rivers Revival’s Master River Steward Program in the Cedar River Watershed.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

Participants of the eight week program will paddle the Cedar River learning about navigation, restoration of aquatic habitats, and water quality. They will also gain a better understanding of floodplain policies, river protection, and restoration efforts.

The goal of the program is to engage and involve more people in efforts to improve recreational opportunities and water quality in Iowa rivers.

Funding for the project is provided by REAP, Iowa DNR River Programs, Iowater, and the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation.

For more information about the program visit iowaenvironmentalfocus.org From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Jerry Schnoor.

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