The Turkey River Watershed Management Authority (TRWMA) is holding a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Northeast Iowa Community College Business Center, Wilder Auditorium.

The TRWMA was formed in June 2012 and is governed by a board of directors from 23 cities, five counties and seven soil and water conservation districts in the watershed. They have voluntarily agreed to work together to:

• Assess and reduce flood risks and improve water quality

• Work with the Iowa Flood Center to model flood reduction strategies

• Educate and engage residents of the watershed regarding flood risks and water quality

• Develop a Turkey River Watershed Plan for flood reduction and water quality management

• Help partners secure funding for projects

The Turkey River Watershed Management Authority members are encouraging the public to attend the public meting to learn more about the project and provide input. Visit for more information.