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Updated April 11,  2012

IOWATER Workshop Schedule for 2013 Now Available

The IOWATER Workshop Schedule for 2013 is now available. Workshops currently scheduled include Introductory workshops.  Additional workshops, including bacteria and biological workshops, will be scheduled throughout the summer, so check the Workshop link on the IOWATER website for additional postings.

If you are interested in having an IOWATER workshop (Introductory, Biological or Bacteria) in your area, please contact Mary Skopec at


Upcoming Cleanup Events for 2013

A variety of river cleanup opportunities are available across Iowa this summer. For information on a cleanup that may be in your area, check out the list of 2013 cleanup events.


IOWATER Statewide Snapshots Scheduled for 2013

IOWATER statewide snapshot events provide an opportunity for IOWATER volunteers to sample their monitoring sites.  These statewide snapshots occur in the spring, summer, and fall of each year and results are posted to the IOWATER website.  The 2012  statewide snapshots are scheduled for May 11, July 13, and October 12.

Results from the 2012 statewide snapshots are now available.


Expired Equipment Amnesty

Don’t throw away your expired equipment – teachers and other groups can use your expired equipment for training purposes. If you would like to give your equipment back to IOWATER you can:
  1. Drop off your equipment at one of the following locations:
    1. The Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines, 502 E. 9th St. Des Moines, IA 50319 (Please label your equipment: “Delivery to Lisa Fascher”. Take your equipment to the 4th Floor Receptionist area).
    2. The IOWATER headquarters in Iowa City at 109 Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242
    3. Iowa Lakeside Laboratory - West Okoboji Lake (Directions)
  2. Mail your equipment back to IOWATER at: 109 Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242