Continue to Allow SCUBA and Aquatic Conservation Instruction at Turkey Ridge!

Continue to Allow SCUBA and Aquatic Conservation Instruction at Turkey Ridge!

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Turkey Ridge Dive Site Management Team started this petition to Black Hawk County (IA) Conservation Board

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SCUBA Education is one of the few ways someone can learn and experience the underwater world.  Being in the Midwest, locations for SCUBA and underwater conservation are few and far between.  As such, partnerships with local County Conservation Boards are incredibly important in not only dive site access, but also in the continuation of aquatic conservation education.

In 2009, in cooperation with the Black Hawk County Conservation Board, the Turkey Ridge Dive Site Management Team was established as an Iowa Non-Profit.  Since then, the partnership has led to the education and certification of hundreds of SCUBA Divers, dozens of group aquatic conservation classes, Rescue Diver and First Aid classes, Police/Public Safety Diver Instruction and several above water and underwater infrastructure improvements to assist in the teaching and learning of SCUBA.  Aside from SCUBA and Aquatic Conservation instruction, the divers have held events to keep not only the underwater area clean of trash, but also have formed partnerships with local Boy Scouts of America groups to assist in the cleanup of the areas around the water as well.  In short, access to the Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area has not only been instrumental in SCUBA and Aquatic Conservation Instruction, but essential in forming partnerships with other local and national organizations to expand the cleanup and education beyond just the water.

However, recently, the Dive Site Management Team Board was made aware the Black Hawk County Conservation Board was discussing the possibility of revoking the access to SCUBA Diving at Turkey Ridge.

Please sign our petition to let the Black Hawk County Conservation Board know that SCUBA Instruction and Aquatic Conservation is an important piece of local and global conservation efforts, and continued access to the public land located within the Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area, in Janesville, Iowa!

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