In the News
We’re making news! Below is some of the coverage of Iowa Project AWARE.
July 16, 2019 | IOWA PUBLIC RADIO – Water quality is one of the greatest environmental challenges in the state of Iowa. There are many sources of pollution and finding and implementing solutions is complicated. Jim Pease, Emeritus Associate Professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University, developed an exercise designed to spark problem-solving creativity when it comes to water quality.
June 5, 2019 | PRESS RELEASE – It’s not every day hundreds of strangers converge on a river to pick up trash.
March 14, 2019 | THE BOONE RIVER REVIEW – The Boone River in north-central Iowa will be a lot lighter, and arguably prettier, in just a few short months.
February 28, 2019 | KMCH MIX 94.7 BLOG – The Lake Delhi Trustees have given back to an organization that helped them in a big way last summer.
February 4, 2019 | RADIO IOWA – It’s still cold and snowy but organizers of the Iowa Project AWARE campaign are thinking ahead to the steamy days of summer and they’re asking volunteers to mark off their calendars.
January 18, 2019 | BTN LiveBIG – Catfish? Bluegill? Crappie? Nah, the volunteers of Iowa Project AWARE are traversing the state’s waterways in search of a different quarry.
October 23, 2018 | BTN LiveBIG – With help from the Hawkeyes, Project AWARE volunteers are paddling down Iowa rivers, pulling out tons of garbage and creating a community of watershed awareness and stewardship that makes for a happier, healthier environment.
September 12, 2018 | KMCH MIX 94.7 BLOG – The final numbers are in for this summer’s Project AWARE clean-up along the Maquoketa River.
September 10, 2018 | The Maquoketa River in east-central Iowa is now 21 tons of trash lighter, thanks to the efforts of 397 volunteers.
September 10, 2018 | KCRG-TV9 – This year the annual project that began in 2003 traveled 63 miles on the river and had 397 participants to take on the river in Delaware, Jones, and Jackson counties.
August 18, 2018 | FOX ENGINEERING – What began as a one-time AWWA volunteer activity has turned into an annual outing with family and friends.
August 10, 2018 | WAVERLY NEWSPAPERS – Flint Hills Resources employees, their family members and friends recently joined over 300 other volunteers from across Iowa and the Midwest to paddle the Maquoketa River picking up trash and helping protect and restore Iowa’s water resources.
August 7, 2018 | THE MONTICELLO EXPRESS – A six-day canoe trip down the Maquoketa River from Manchester to Canton is not so much a recreational trip, but a statewide service project.
August 3, 2018 | THE GAZETTE – The Nature Call: But author is sidelined with poison ivy during Iowa A.W.A.R.E.
August 2, 2018 | IOWA RAPTOR PROJECT BLOG – For a week in July, myself, and our Assistant Director—Laura, went on a river-cleaning trip with Project AWARE, or A Watershed Awareness River Expedition designed to bring folks together in a community for a week each summer to canoe (or kayak) a segment of one of Iowa’s rivers to clean up trash out of the river…
July 16, 2018 | KCRG-TV9 – When Project Aware started in Iowa in 2003, it was described as a small group of 25 to 30 people doing what they can to clean up the local rivers.
July 16, 2018 | RADIO IOWA – A 63-mile long stretch of the Maquoketa River is a lot cleaner thanks to an annual effort known as Project AWARE.
July 11, 2018 | MANCHESTER PRESS – Over 200 volunteers took to the river to clean a 22-mile stretch of the Maquoketa River July 9-13.
July 10, 2018 | KWWL – Boat motors, carpets, and an endless amount of scrap metal, that’s what nearly 270 volunteers spent their day cleaning out of the Maquoketa River. These volunteers are with Iowa Project AWARE, A Watershed Awareness River Expedition.
June 29, 2018 | LAB LINK (STATE HYGIENIC LABORATORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA) -It’s not every day that hundreds of strangers from across the country converge on one stretch of river with a simple, yet shared, goal of picking up garbage.
June 13, 2018 | THE MONTICELLO EXPRESS – It’s not every day that hundreds of strangers from across the country converge on one stretch of river with a simple, yet shared goal of picking up garbage.
June 13, 2018 | KMCH MIX 94.7 BLOG – A group of volunteers will be coming to Manchester next month to help clean up the river.
April 25, 2018 | MANCHESTER PRESS – Paddlers who wish to participate in the Project AWARE river clean-up effort have until May 1 to get early bird registration pricing.
April 25, 2018 | CASCADE PIONEER – Reminder: Project AWARE Early bird price end May 1.
April 4, 2018 | MANCHESTER PRESS – Fifteen years ago, three dozen volunteers set out to pick up trash from the Maquoketa River and, in doing so, sparked a river cleanup movement that became a nationally recognized leader in environmental education and stewardship efforts.
April 3, 2018 | CLINTON HERALD – A decade and a half ago during a drizzly first week of June, three dozen volunteers embarked on a first-of-its-kind river cleanup and outdoor education adventure.
March 29, 2018 | STATE HYGIENIC LABORATORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA – During a drizzly first week of June, 15 years ago, three dozen volunteers embarked on a first-of-its-kind river cleanup and outdoor education adventure.
March 19, 2018 | LAKE DELHI – A decade and a half ago during a drizzly first week of June, three dozen volunteers embarked on a first-of- its-kind river cleanup and outdoor education adventure.