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Water Quality Issues– Raccoon River & River Float Middle Raccoon River - Redfield to Pleasant Valley

  • Date: 07/15/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Middle Raccoon River - Redfield to Pleasant Valley
  • Introduction: Water Quality continues to be one of the pressing ecological stories of our time and place here in Iowa.

Water Quality continues to be one of the pressing ecological stories of our time and place here in Iowa. This float is an invitation to you to step into your local waters and explore our water quality issues. What are the major pollutants of our waters, what are their sources, how are they measured, what ecological threats do they pose? As we paddle the ‘Coon, we will introduce you to the equipment and field tests used to measure Iowa’s water quality. You will have an opportunity to conduct the tests on the ‘Coon’s waters and we will interpret your results. Additionally, we will assess the water’s quality by examining the aquatic bugs of the river. Each bug has a story to tell the observer concerning the quality of the waters. Let’s turn over a couple of rocks and see who is home in your waters and listen to what they have to say about our water’s quality.

The float will originate at the boat ramp below the Redfield Dam at 1pm and we will take out at the Pleasant Valley ramp. DCCB will provide a shuttle from take out, back to our put in for registered paddlers. Registration is required for this program—To register please call the office—515-465-3577

 

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