One of the many cool things about living in Iowa City are the excellent opportunities that present themselves. Cory Sanderson who works with English professor Barbara Eckstein, sent this golden opportunity to learn more about the river that runs through our fair city (and cheap date). If you can make it, it sounds like an excellent (and free) educational event.
There will be a guided bus and walking tour that leaves from the south foyer of the UI Main Library at 3 on Friday February 8th. It includes stops at the IIHR Columbia River model dams, the Coralville Dam where the Corps of Engineers will give a tour, Johnson County creeks and a Lake Macbride beach where water quality is being tested, the Iowa River construction project and species relocation at Iowa Avenue, and an Iowa River photographic exhibit and reception in the second floor, north room of the UI Main Library. A box supper will be provided. At 7, Jacques Leslie, author of Deep Water: The Epic Struggle over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment, will read and lecture at the Iowa City Water Treatment Plant on Dubuque Street north of I-80. The bus returns to the south entrance of the Main Library by 8 to 8:30 pm.
Sponsored by The University of Iowa Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Perry A. and Helen Judy Bond Fund for Interdisciplinary Interaction, the Departments of English, History, and American Studies. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Cory Sanderson, in advance, at 319-353-1021 to register.