You won't want to miss the October chapter meeting!!! Our presenter is Ann R. Miller, author of 'Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams'. An article explaining Ann's passion for aquatic insects can be found in The Outdoor Journal.
The chapter meeting will be held October 8th starting at 6:30pm. It will be virtual and the meeting information will be added to this site a few days prior to the meeting.
If you missed our September meeting, our presenter was Steve Hopkins, CPM, Nonpoint Source Coordinator with the Iowa DNR. Steve presented 'Stream Sign Initiative'. You can read more about Steve at the following link: www.nelson.wisc.edu/news/story.php?story=3302
Hi! My name is Bob Bernard and I am the Conservation Chair for Trout Unlimited North Bear. I would like to take a moment to share with our readers and members some of the current conservation planning with which I am working.
1) Planting trees to help keep streams cool and reduce erosion while absorbing air carbon emissions. We are trying to find a partner and location where we can do this. Our focus streams would be those stated in our Strategic Plant (i.e. North Bear, South Bear, and Waterloo). We would apply for a grant from Trees Forever to help provide for this project.
2) Embrace-A-Stream grant development is currently underway. This grant is through the national Trout Unlimited and I am working on developing a goal, location, purpose, and partner for a future project.
3) TU North Bear is currently implementing our Embrace-A-Stream grant for Japanese Knotweed eradication. The North Bear Chapter is providing a match of cash and in-kind. The TU Iowa Council has also donated $1,000 towards equipment and supply purchases.