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Monthly Channel Chat - July 2021

Hello River Lover,

This month we are featuring our new membership levels. For more than 15 years, Iowa Rivers Revival supporters have been the foundation for our success. Over the years we have created a collaborative, balanced, and nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for more protection and funding for our rivers and streams. We have achieved many important goals with the support and participation of our supporters, like YOU! Whether you have joined our mailing list, contacted your legislators about river policies, participated in one of our trainings, or just liked something on social media, we thank you for joining us throughout the years.

Now you can be part of something bigger – as we work to engage all Iowans to protect, restore, and enjoy our rivers. Become a member of Iowa Rivers Revival and help us achieve success for years to come.

All IRR members receive exclusive members-only communications, an IRR sticker, opportunities to provide input on IRR policy priorities, and more! At the River Champion level and above, additional benefits are offered (see below).

IRR Membership Levels

  • Student: $20 annually or $5/month
  • Young Professional (30 years or younger): $40 annually or $5/month
  • Individual (River Ally): $60 annually or $5/month
  • Household (River Supporter): $120 annually or $10/month
  • River Champion: $250 annually or $21/month. Includes exclusive IRR merchandise.
  • River Advocate: $500 annually or $42/month. Includes exclusive IRR merchandise and one IRR t-shirt.
  • River Guardian: $1,000 annually or $85/month. Includes exclusive IRR merchandise, two IRR t-shirts, and a special invitation to any IRR event.
  • River Visionary: $2,500 annually or $210/month. Includes exclusive IRR merchandise, two IRR t-shirts, special invitations for two to any IRR event.
  • River Activist: $5,000 annually or $425/month. Includes exclusive IRR merchandise, two IRR t-shirts, special invitations for two to any IRR event, and a personal scheduled kayak/canoe trip with our board members.

(Please note - monthly membership options may total more than the listed annual membership. In order to cover credit card processing fees charged each month, IRR requires monthly memberships to start at a minimum of $5.)

Thanks for the river love,

Sara Carmichael, Executive Director


Level 2 IDNR Toolbox Training Workshop


July Events and Activities

Project AWARE - July 11-16 (Sunday-Thursday are sold out)

Paddling and Mussels Program

July 17 from 8:30AM-2:00PM - Jackson County Conservation

Contact Jennifer Meyer at 563.652.3783 or jen@jacksonccb.com

Cedar River Water Trail Community Event

July 24 from 10am-4pm - Milton R. Owen Nature Center, 1879 HWY 9, Osage, IA

FREE. Click here to register for the paddle program at 1pm

Upcoming Trainings

IDNR River Restoration Toolbox Workshops

Level 1: September 7-11 in Fort Dodge. Register here

Level 2: October 4-7 in Clive. Register here


Featured River - Little Sioux

The Little Sioux River flows from northwestern Iowa to the Missouri River for 258 miles. It was known as Eaneah-waudepon or "Stone River" to the Sioux Indians. Flowing through a rich agricultural area where corn and soybeans are grown, the river is used extensively for irrigation. 

The river is integral to the Nepper Watershed Project, a major Iowa flood control and soil conservation program introduced in 1947. Through much of the middle section, the Little Sioux is a wild meandered stream, with excellent opportunities for canoeing, camping, and fishing. Bullhead, northern pike, walleye, channel catfish, and shovelnose sturgeon are available.


Little Sioux near Cherokee, Iowa


Iowa Rivers Revival
PO Box 72  | Des Moines, Iowa 50301
515-350-4387 | info@iowarivers.org

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