Stormwater Education

Regional Urban Stormwater Demonstration Site 

101 E. Greene St. Postville, Iowa

Northeast Iowa offers a unique landscape unlike any other in the state of Iowa. Steep limestone bluffs and rolling hills offer unique interactions between humans and the watershed they live in. The Stormwater Demonstration Site introduces urban stormwater conservation by demonstrating best management practices like rain gardens, bioswales, infiltration trenches, native plantings, and many more. Water that lands on the site during a rain event is treated through infiltration before entering the City Stormwater system, or held in the landscape, improving water quality and reducing flooding within the watershed.

Regional Urban Stormwater Demonstration Site Brochure

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As apart of the Watershed Guardian Grant program, Northeast Iowa RC&D is partnering with Keystone AEA, Iowa DNR, and the Iowa Flood Center to put on a workshop for teachers. The Watershed Guardian Teacher’s Workshop will be held on Sept. 23rd from 9-3:30 in Postville, Iowa. The goal of the Watershed Guardian Workshop is to introduce teachers to resources centered around water science and learn about real Northeast Iowa water issues and solutions. Participation in the workshop will qualify participants to apply for grant funding to undertake their own stormwater conservation project at their school or in their community with students.
 
Not only will you become eligible to apply for the Watershed Guardian Grants up to $5,000, you will also receive a free lunch and a stipend for your travel. 
 
Funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP): Invest in Iowa, our outdoors, our heritage, our people. REAP is supported by the state of Iowa, providing funding to public and private partners for natural and cultural resources projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation and more.
 
Teachers can register via Keystone’s online registration system at https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com/ 
 
Answers to technical questions about how to register can be found on in the Getting Started / Help Guide:
 
Course #: 181436
Title: KS – Watershed Guardian Workshop
: Course Contact Info:
Your name: Jason Martin-Hiner
Your phone: 563-245-1480
Your email: jmartin-hiner@aea1.k12.ia.us
Account Number (Business Office Use Only):  
: Published Description of Activity:
What are the instructional practices and strategies that participants will learn? What are the potential results for student learning?
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The goal of the Watershed Guardian Workshop is to introduce teachers to resources centered around water science and learn about real Northeast Iowa water issues and solutions.  Participation in the workshop will qualify participants to apply for grant funding to undertake their own stormwater conservation project at their school or in their community with students.

This is a great opportunity for Northeast Iowa Teacher’s I highly encourage you to register and take part in this great learning experience!