Local SE Iowa Watershed Coordinators Educate Youth about Water Quality

Written by Theresa Rose on May 18, 2016

Caleb Waters, Lake Geode Watershed Coordinator and Olivia LaGrange, Lower Skunk River Watershed Coordinator, teamed up and spoke to 5th grade students last week at the 20th annual Iowa Children’s Water Festival at DMACC, Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA. The demonstration used an Enviroscape® water flow model to show students how conservation practices such as cover crops, terraces and buffers can slow, or even prevent runoff pollution from both point and non-point sources. The students appreciated both the educational and fun aspect of the model and were eager to know how they could help with the water quality effort.