Central City named “River Town of the Year”

Central City, Iowa.   “Iowa Rivers Revival,” a group that advocates for rivers, has named Central City as “River Town of the Year” in recognition of the community’s outstanding work to revitalize its connections to the Wapsipinicon River. “Central City has been a river town since it was founded in 1839, … Read MoreRead More

Iowa’s Water Quality Still At Risk

The Iowa Nutrient Management Strategy to address runoff pollution was developed behind the scenes with no input from Iowa DNR, conservation or river groups.  It has been reported that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship prepared the portion of the report to address agricultural runoff and strongly resembles Iowa … Read MoreRead More

Lake Delhi Update

During the 2012 Iowa Legislative session, Iowa Rivers Revival opposed the funding because the Lake is highly prone to erosion and sedimentation; it would require costly dredging in the future to maintain depth; it suffers from serous wastewater and water quailty problems; it lacks public access; and there are no real plans … Read MoreRead More

Polk County Passes Water and Land Legacy Bond

On November 6, Polk County voters overwhelming supported the Water and Land Legacy Bond with 72% support for this ballot measure. This is a huge victory for outdoor conservation and recreational interests in Polk County. This success continues to reinforce the bi-partisan and strong support for investing in Iowa’s natural … Read MoreRead More

IRR Legislative Priorities

Iowa Rivers Revival is committed to being a voice for Iowa’s rivers.  We seek to advance river issues and priorities with Iowa policy makers, river supporters, and the general public.  IRR has hired a lobbyist and plays a strong role in advocating for clean water, public funding to develop water trails and … Read MoreRead More

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