A call to Iowa to revive our rivers

They can become a popular economic draw. Iowa is the land between America’s two greatest rivers. We are blessed with waterways flowing within a short drive or walk of virtually everyone. These rivers and streams hold untapped value. Unfortunately, though, we have neglected and degraded most of them until they are shadows of what they once were or could be. Iowa Rivers Revival is working … Read more

Dubuque Named “River City of the Year”

Iowa Rivers Revival says the historic city is in the midst of a renaissance in revitalizing its relationship to the Mississippi River – improving recreation, protecting the environment and bolstering its economy. Dubuque, Iowa.   “Iowa Rivers Revival,” a group that advocates for rivers, has named Dubuque “River City of the Year” in recognition of the city’s visionary efforts to revitalize its connections to the Mississippi … Read more

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, of course, but the last dozen years have seen a remarkable renaissance and focus on … Read more