April 2021 Virtual Forum

The City of Dyersville, home of Field of Dreams movie site, is leading efforts to improve the water quality of its streams while providing economic development opportunities. The vision plan unites public, rural and downtown private partners with the mantra “If you clean the water, they will come”! The confluence of funding for water quality practices,

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March 2021 Virtual Forum

What makes healthy soil? How does it degrade/erode?  What can be done to preserve/restore soil health in rural and urban settings?  Jennifer Turner with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will discuss the properties of healthy soil and ways that you can determine if your soil is healthy.  She will also explain the available cost share programs that the

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Forum and Webinar Recordings

You can view recordings of past PSCW forums and webinars on our YouTube channel! Other webinars on watershed health: North Central Region Water Network Iowa Learning Farms EPA Water Research Webinar Series Izaak Walton League Clean Water Webinars National Water Quality Monitoring Council

Join us as we kick off our 2021 Forum season!

Tuesday, Feb. 16 12-1pm via Zoom Register in advance for this webinar:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cGrRcrAxS66VX_lRS9yv6A After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar Flex Your Mussels, Spread Your Wings Jared McGovern, Curator of Conservation Programming National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium We flex our mussels and spread our wings to soar when

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November 2020 Virtual Forum

November’s forum speakers will be the PSCW Executive Board, including Board Chair Amy Kay, Board Vice Chair Steve Gustafson, and Coordinator Cassie Druhl. They will summarize the results of the 2020 Snapshot Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Events, in addition to sharing PSCW’s 2020 accomplishments and our plans for future projects in 2021. Tuesday, November 17

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Oct. 2020 Virtual Forum

October’s forum speaker will be Ken Krier with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Ken was born and raised in Iowa and earned a BA in Biology and MS in Environmental Science from UNI. He has served 23 years with the DNR, with 3 years in the Water Supply Section and 20 years in the

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September 2020 Virtual Forum

September’s speaker will be Joel Vanderbush from Niabi Zoo. Joel has been a Zoologist since 1995. He earned his BS in Zoology from Michigan State University and MA in Teaching and Education from the University of Indianapolis. Beginning his career as a zookeeper at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, UT and the Potter

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August 2020 Virtual Forum

Jon Koch is the Water & Resource Recovery Facility Director for the City of Muscatine, Iowa. A State of Iowa licensed Grade 4 Treatment Operator, he has over 19 years of experience operating and managing water, wastewater and industrial wastewater treatment facilities in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Iowa. He is also the city’s Stormwater

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July 2020 Forum

July’s virtual forum presenter will be Dr. Kay Stefanik, Assistant Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University.Dr. Stefanik received a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University in 2012. The Iowa Nutrient Research Center’s purpose is to pursue a science-based approach to evaluating the performance and development of nutrient

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June 2020 Forum

June’s forum speaker is Mike Paustian, a 6th generation farmer from Walcott, IA. He and his family have a farrow-to-finish hog farm near Walcott, Iowa, where they also grow corn and soybeans. He earned a PhD in microbiology from the University of Minnesota after which he worked as a research scientist before returning to the

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