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Upcoming Events

October 27, 2020 
MR WMA Board of Directors           Fall Update Meeting
 4pm   Zoom Meeting   

Regular meeting of the 35 members of the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority. Open to the public. Click HERE to Register.

October 27, 2020 
MR WMA Board of  Directors 
Fall Speaker Meeting
Nate Hoogeveen, Iowa DNR
 7pm   Zoom Meeting   

Water Trails in the Maquoketa Watershed and Beyond!

Learn how communities have rallied around projects that change how people interact with their rivers both in towns and rural settings. 

Nate Hoogeveen is the river programs coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. As team leader, Nate oversees diverse efforts, including the water trails, low-head dam mitigation and Protected Water Areas programs. His team conducts river science, survey, construction, grant administration, data and mapping services, and project management statewide. Nate has been certified as an American Canoe Association instructor and has extensive training in the applied science of river restoration. Formerly a writer, Nate is author of the guidebook, Paddling Iowa. Click HERE to Register.

November 10, 2020 
MR WMA Water Monitoring     Results and Trends Meeting
 6:30pm   Zoom Meeting

Join Dave Mack, chair of the MR WMA Water Monitoring Committee, and volunteer Lynette Seigley as they share data from the past two years of stream testing in the watershed. Detailed maps, comparisons to streams statewide and trends will all be covered. The WMA collects samples within the watershed three times per year (2019 & 2020) using a snapshot approach. Learn more about water quality in the watershed. Watch here for registration details.

Past Events

October 23, 2020 
MR WMA: WQI Urban Conservation Cost-Share Program
10:30am   Zoom Meeting

State Urban Conservationist Paul Miller with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will conduct an overview and answer questions about the Water Quality Initiative (WQI) Urban Conservation Projects cost-share program. Pre-applications for this program are due Dec. 4, 2020. The meeting is open to public with a targeted audience of communities within the Maquoketa River Watershed.

For meeting link email MR WMA at maquoketariverwma@gmail.com

May 12, 2020 
MR WMA Board of  Directors 
Annual Meeting
 4pm  Zoom Meeting    

Due to closures associated with COVID-19, the Annual Meeting was postponed to this date. The agenda included a presentastion of the annual report and the election of members to the Executive Committee. 

March 31, 2020 
MR WMA Board of  Directors 
Annual Meeting
 6:30pm  City Council Chambers, Monticello, Iowa   

Due to COVID-19, the Annual Meeting of the 35 members of the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority was postponed to May. 

Sept. 30, 2019
MR WMA Board of Directors Meeting
 6:30pm  City Council Chambers, Monticello, Iowa   

Annual meeting of the 35 members of the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority. Open to the public. Presentation: 2019 Water Monitoring Results.

Sept. 17, 2019
"What's in Your Water?" Expo
6 - 7:30pm  Riverfront Park, Manchester Iowa

A FREE, family-friendly event that explores water quality in Manchester and the Maquoketa River watershed. Do you know what's in the water you drink? What about the water you play in? Join us for hands-on activities, education and cookies! Be sure to bring your own water bottle to use with the city's newest bottle filling station.

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PO Box 421

Mechanicsville, IA 52057

Larry McDevitt, Chair

 Chris Eibey, Vice Chair

 Doug Herman, Secretary

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