Empress Boat Club
Cruise aboard the Scenic City Empress
Depart at 3:30 pm, return at 5:00 pm
Preregistration is required, limited to 45 people.
Iowa River Greenbelt Geology Cruise Aboard the "Scenic City Empress"
JOIN US ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
Join us for a 90 minute cruise aboard the Scenic City Empress to learn about the Iowa River valley. Geologists Deb Quade and Robert McKay, from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will conduct a presentation on the origin and evolution of the Iowa River Greenbelt, as well as the surrounding upland landscape. (See below for more info about our presenters.)
Discussions will focus on the geologic history and age of our river valley, and the unique & beautiful rock formations along the Iowa River in Iowa Falls, IA. Participants will gain a better understanding and appreciation concerning the function and importance of the Iowa River Greenbelt area.
Please feel free to bring snacks and a beverage of choice on the cruise. Small coolers are OK.
This event is sponsored by the Empress Boat Club and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
This event is free, but registration is required. Participation is limited to 45 people.
ONLINE REGISTRATION will be open until the 45 participant limit is reached, or Wednesday, October 2nd. After that date, please contact Mary Hyland at 641-373-6302
For more information about The Scenic City Empress Boat Club, go to: http://empressboatclub.com
Click on the link below to register.
Register Now! ONLINE REGISTRATION will be open until the 45 participant limit is reached or Wednesday, October 2nd. After that date, please contact Mary Hyland at 641-373-6302. Absolute cutoff is Noon on Friday, October 4.
Deb Quade is a senior Quaternary geologist and Supervisor of the Geology and Groundwater Section at the Iowa Geological and Water Survey. She has logged nearly 30 years of mapping surficial deposits across Iowa and has undertaken many floodplain mapping projects in north-central Iowa. Deb is an Iowa native and quite familiar with the geology and soils of Iowa river valleys.
Robert McKay is a bedrock geologist with 30 years experience in Iowa Geology at the Iowa Geological and Water Survey. He has familiarity with most of the bedrock formations across the state and has participated with several county conservation boards on local river trips.
Find more information about The Scenic City Empress Boat Club at: http://empressboatclub.com
Find more information about the Iowa River Greenbelt Water Trail at: http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/riverprograms/Iowa%20River,%20Hamilton%20Co.pdf?amp;tabid=868
Click on the link above to register.