- Barbra Jotzke-Torrier
Green Iowa AmeriCorps at Whiterock
This week, a group from Green Iowa AmeriCorps from the University of Northern Iowa visited Whiterock Conservancy to assist with a variety of land management projects.
“It was nice to get an introduction this morning to the geology and the history of the place, especially since it’s a different location in Iowa than we usually get to see,” said Tamathy Stage, who works full-time with Green Iowa AmeriCorps in the Land and Water Steward branch. They have seven sites spread throughout Iowa in Black Hawk, Dubuque, Jefferson, Johnson, Linn, Polk and Winneshiek counties, with a new site in Iowa City.
Due to Covid-19, Green Iowa AmeriCorps has had to make adjustments to their original plans. Originally they were planning to host educational programming for children and adults. They also were going to do water quality testing in the Dry Run Creek area and host a round-table discussion with local farmers to discuss sustainable agriculture.
Now, they have cancelled most of their scheduled programs, and are focusing on alternative service, including working at food banks, sewing masks and volunteering in other locations.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Green Iowa AmeriCorps and look forward to continuing to collaborate in the future! Check out their website for more information: https://www.greeniowaamericorps.org/