The Iowa Water Trails Association (IWTA) published its first email newsletter in July 2012.

The mission of the IWTA is to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and encouragement among Iowans working to create, enhance, or utilize our water trails. Although we have grown to over 1,000 subscribers, the true success of the IWTA will be measured by how much we share, how much we learn, and how much we contribute to improving the Water Trails experience across our state.

The Iowa Water Trails Association Newsletter is a free, monthly email publication to assist people who develop, support, or utilize our Iowa water trails. Each issue highlights upcoming WT events, summarizes the results and lessons-learned of completed WT events, and features articles of interest to those trying to spark broadened awareness, participation, and involvement with their local Water Trails.

In addition to the usual recreational floats and cleanups, the IWTA Newsletter seeks to have its subscribers share their experiences drawing various publics to events or activities emphasizing areas such as history, culture, conservation, youth education, watershed management, and a variety of sciences.

At its heart, the newsletter is a vehicle for members of the WT community to share their successes and failures, concepts and ideas, recognition and support. And, the information is wrapped in a nice package of highlights, helpful links, quizzes, and plenty of photos.

To subscribe, click onĀ https://tinyurl.com/IWTASubscribe

For more info, contact Gregg Stark, IWTA Newsletter Editor, at iowawta@gmail.com.