Everybody is invited and as OPA president, Barry Sackett says, “This event is meant for everyone. No matter your age, I think you will find something memorable about this event."
There is no cost! Just come and enjoy the camaraderie as the OPA membership celebrates efforts to protect and improve water quality on the Iowa Great Lakes. It promises to be an event filled with interactive family activities and information sessions from 4-7 p.m.
Sackett notes, “We will be having our annual OPA meeting from 5-6 p.m. with Joe McGovern, President of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, as our guest speaker. Joe, a great conservationist, who graduated in 1994 from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. He began working at the Story County Conservation Board as a Deputy Biologist with Vegetation Management. After five years there, Joe joined the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation staff in 1999 as Land Stewardship Director, which gave him the opportunity to restore and protect Iowa’s natural areas across the state. He became president of INHF in 2013. “
Highlight of the day will be the performance by Big Blue Sky Band from 7 – 9 p.m.
OPA memberships will be available throughout the event.
Look for special “Clean Water Concert” previews on the Mediacom Local Access (Channel 22) June 25-July 2 and July 23-30. Show times will include 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, Monday night at 7 p.m. and Thursday night at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., and also Sunday at 8:30 a.m.