A Message from the HCVC Board

Dear Members and Friends,
For nearly 14 years, HCVC has brought Cedar Valley residents together to improve the health of our community through outreach and education. We now regretfully believe that this is an appropriate time to disband the organization and find new avenues of action. There will be no future meetings scheduled.
We are deeply grateful to everyone who volunteered and worked to further HCVC principles.

The Practical Backyard Tour Continues in 2023

The Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition and community partners will present "A Practical Backyard Tour" of Waterloo and Cedar Falls on Saturday, June 17th from 10 AM - 1 PM.
Homeowners and organizations will be opening up their green spaces and backyards to share various sustainable and earth-friendly practices. Visit 6 creative backyards and greenspaces at your own pace and in any order. Tour locations will highlight topics such as: rain gardens, vegetable gardens, edible landscaping, native prairie landscaping, school gardens, composting, fruit trees, pollinator patches, pesticide-free lawn & garden care, bio-retention cells, squash arbors, rainwater harvesting, and repurposed garden art!
This public educational event is FREE and will take place rain or shine! (However a $3 donation to the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition is suggested and greatly appreciated).
The Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition is a large group of community organizations and individuals that have come together to improve the health of our community through outreach and education. "A Practical Backyard Tour" is sponsored by the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition's Sustainability Theme Group in partnership with Black Hawk County Master Gardeners, Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, Prairie Rapids Audubon Society, Cedar Falls Seed Library, City of Waterloo, City of Cedar Falls, Good Neighbor Iowa, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Waterloo East High School, Iowa Waste Exchange, Leverage Printing, Wapsie Pines Lawn Care & Landscaping and SingleSpeed Brewing. For questions or more information, please contact HCVC Sustainability Theme group director, Tammy Turner at tturner@inrcog.org.
Before the Tour: Print a brochure
Click here for details on the 2023 Practical Backyard Tour.