CERA Summer Open House & Potluck

Sunday, July 13, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, CERA

The Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) is hosting an evening of exploration and local food this Sunday, July 13 beginning at 6:00 p.m. CERA manager, Elizabeth Hill will lead a guided walk through some of the preserve’s 365 acres and then dinner will be served with the help of the Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance. Dinner is potluck-style, so bring a dish to share if you would like.

Transportation to CERA is available and will leave from in front of the Joe Rosenfield Center (1115 8th Ave.) at 5:30 p.m. and return at 9:00 p.m. If needed, transportation back to campus prior to 9:00 p.m. is available. All are welcome and please RSVP, indication whether you need a ride and if you plan on brining food to share, to Liza Morse at [morseeli[at]grinnell[dot]edu].

This event is sponsored by CERA, the Center for Prairie Studies, and the Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance.


Willliam (Bill) Stowe ’81, September 15, “Immersed in Water”

Willliam (Bill) Stowe ’81, CEO and General Manager, Des Moines Water Works

Bill Stowe

Monday, September 15, 7:30 PM, Faulconer Gallery

“Immersed in Water”

Bill Stowe is the CEO and General Manager of Des Moines Water Works (DMWW). DMWW is a regional utility that protects public health by delivering outstanding quality water in reliable quantities. DMWW works closely with business, environmental and agricultural leaders to advocate for better stewardship of water resources and lead clean water initiatives throughout Central Iowa.

Bill graduated from Grinnell College with a Bachelor of Arts and received a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Loyola University Law School.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies and the Faulconer Gallery.