The Conservation Station is coming to the Keokuk County Expo

Visitors can learn why Iowa’s water and soils are precious and how to help preserve these natural resources for future generations. Conservation Station team members use demonstrations, pictures, interactive displays and videos to convey the message that clean water and healthy soil is essential to everyone. The Conservation Station’s rainfall simulator demonstrates the effects that rainfall has on different surfaces in agricultural and urban environments.

The Conservation Station will be at the Keokuk County Expo on Saturday, July 19 from 1-5 p.m. The fairgrounds are located at 22400 220th Ave. in Sigourney. 

The Conservation Station is a mobile learning center that travels across the state teaching all Iowans what they can do to improve water quality and keep Iowa’s soil in place—helping to build a Culture of Conservation.

A tour of the Conservation Station is free. It can be seen at many events including field days, county fairs, farmers’ markets and student educational outings all over Iowa in the spring, summer and fall. Visit the Water Rocks! website to see a schedule of Conservation Station appearances: www.waterrocks.org. 

Water Rocks! uses multiple strategies to inform youth about water including: music videos, short films, free classroom visits to Iowa schools, a computer game, and geocaching at Iowa state parks. Visit the website: www.waterrocks.org  for more information. Follow Water Rocks! on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Partners of Water Rocks! are Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA Section 319), Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Iowa Water Center and Iowa Learning Farms.