Iowa’s River Restoration Toolbox Trainings

COVID-19 Precautions

We care about your safety – and ours! While we are unable to completely eliminate all live classroom or fieldwork to offer a meaningful workshop, we will be practicing way to minimize virus hazards in the following ways –

  • Anyone exhibiting cough, sore throat, or fever symptoms should not attend sessions.
  • One travel day has been eliminated from the 4-day event.
  • All participants will be expected to practice >6’ distancing (12’ distance between speakers and participants).
  • Masks for participants will be required during seminars.  They should be accessible at all times and be used during fieldwork or any other time if a <6’ separation distance is anticipated between fieldwork team partners.
  • Microsoft Teams will be used throughout the training for virtual collaboration and live attendance is optional, with the exception of the fieldwork portion of the training.
  • Individuals can drive themselves to site visits.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • Surfaces and equipment will be disinfected after use.
  • All meals provided will consist of box lunches from a caterer

Iowa Rivers Revival, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership, and Stantec Engineering, will be hosting two Level 1 and one Level 2 Toolbox Training workshops.

Sept 21-24: Level 1 in Webster, IA

Oct 5-8: Level 2 in Clive, IA *Must complete Level 1 to participate

The Level 1 workshops will focus on streambank stabilization and restoration techniques within the IDNR Toolbox and the Level 2 workshop will focus on geomorphic design. Both will include classroom lectures and field exercises, but Level 2 participants will develop conceptual stream restoration designs for a project in Clive.

These workshops are for a variety of individuals including engineers, architects, biologists, project managers, WMA coordinators, natural resources specialists, university facility, floodplain managers, and any other interested professionals.

To register for any of the workshops, please visit the Iowa Rivers Revival website.