OUTDOORS: 'Aquatic Life of the River' program Saturday

Ever wondered what is swimming in the river? Now is your chance to find out! “Aquatic Life of the River” will be held from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Bonaparte Boat Ramp in Bonaparte.

A team from the State Hygienic Laboratory from the University of Iowa will use various techniques, including electroshocking, to collect and sample the aquatic life of the river.

Pre-registration is not required for the free program.

The program is an official Lower Des Moines River Water Trail program co-sponsored by the Iowa DNR Water Trails and Jefferson County Conservation.

For more information about this or other upcoming programs, contact Brittney Tiller at or call 641-472-4421.