Channel Chat December 2020

Hello River Lovers,

This year has brought in some changes to Iowa Rivers Revival (IRR) including an updated email and supporter database – with this being the first email sent out using this system.

In case you are new to IRR or our emails, we send a monthly newsletter called Channel Chat on the first of every month. This is a great way to learn about important river issues and stay up to date with us and what is happening throughout Iowa. We also highlight a river every month through our Featured River section which you can see below below.

This month our newsletter falls on Giving Tuesday, which is today December 1st! Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages people to do good by donating their time or money to nonprofits. Created in 2012, it has grown into a global movement inspiring people to give and collaborate with their local nonprofits.

Iowa Rivers Revival is doing something a little different this year because it’s 2020 – the year of different.

Instead of asking for donations on Giving Tuesday, we will be participating in Gratitude Tuesday.  We will be taking the day to thank some of the people and partners who have supported us throughout the years, and especially in 2020. All of our thankful shout- outs will be done on our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, and coming in 2021 Twitter), but we have highlighted some below.

Who we are thankful for in 2020:

– IRR’s 9 member board and advisory committee

– Iowa’s environmental and river organizations and partners

– Iowa’s Legislators and our Legislative Liaison Advocacy Strategies

– Our 3 year Strategic Plan from Isaacson-Syverson Consulting

– YOU! Our supporters that invested in making sure Iowa rivers are protected!

Thank you for reading and we hope you have a great December.

Until next month, stay well,

Sara Carmichael

Executive Director

Featured River

Wapsipinicon River

A tributary of the Mississippi, it is approximately 300 miles long. The name of the river comes from the Ojibwe language and means ‘river abundant in swan-potatoes’ because of the large quantity of wild artichokes once found near its banks.

Updated Website Alert

We have updated some of our website to better show what we do and who we are. Make sure to check out the ‘Our Work’ and ‘River Resources’ tabs in addition to our new donation and email list pages.