The Ottumwa Courier

July 10, 2013

Water Rocks! in Eldon on Friday


Ottumwa Courier

---- — ELDON — In conjunction with the Eldon Public Library, the Water Rocks! team presents the Conservation Station as part of the summer reading program “Dig Into Reading.” The Conservation Station will be at the Eldon Public Library, 608 W. Elm, from 1-5 p.m. Friday.

The Conservation Station is a mobile learning center that educates audiences of all ages about the importance of good soil and water quality.

Visitors to the Conservation Station will learn about the importance of soil and water quality in Iowa and how everyone can help to preserve and protect these natural resources. Its rainfall simulator offers a strong visual of the connection between land management choices, soil erosion and water quality. The effects of rainfall on surface runoff and subsurface drainage are illustrated using five undisturbed land surfaces including assorted tillage treatments, buffers and pervious pavement. Interactive, hands-on demonstrations also help illustrate concepts related to soil and water quality.