Life In the Raccoon: Our Natural Capital

April 9th, 2022

DMACC Urban Campus, Des Moines

(Bldg. 7, 7th St. and University, exit 235 on 6th)


Attend In-Person or On-line Via Zoom Meeting Registration - Zoom

Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated.

Please email: info@raccoonriver.org for further details.


9:00 am Welcome—DMACC President Rob Denson RRWA President Chris Henning


9:05 am "Future of Iowa: Soil, Soul, Spark"—Pat Boddy, Bob Riley, Cornelia Flora


9:30 “The Land Remains”— Neil Hamilton. Emeritus Professor, Drake Ag Law Center


10:00 am “Enhancing Biodiversity to Improve Environmental Quality and Crop Production”—Emeritus Professor Matt Liebman, ISU


10:30 am Break


10:45 am "Pursuing Polluted Waters through Empowering Watershed Coalitions: From Citizen-Scientists to Certified Water Quality Labs"—Emeritus Professor Dr. Laura Merrick, Agronomy, ISU


11:15 am "Recreational Risks in the Raccoon: Do E. coli Concentrations Accurately Represent Pathogen Risk?"—Professor Peter Levi and Taylor Vroman, Drake University


11:45 am "A Floristic Assessment of Tipton Prairie"—Professor Thomas Rosburg, Drake University


12:15 pm Photo Competition Awards- Ty Smedes



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