Upcoming Events

Join us for general meetings at 2:30 pm on the following Tuesdays in 2022: March 22, May 24, July 26, September 27, and November 15.
 
For instructions on accessing the Zoom link for meetings, email healthycedarvalley@gmail.com.
 
Officers for 2022
Steven Eilers, President
Kathryn Gilbery, Vice President
Brenda Vavroch, Secretary
Christine Carpenter, Treasurer
Tammy Turner, chair of Sustainability Theme Group
Katie Boaldin, chair of Health and Wellbeing Theme Group
Mary Wallingford, chair of Access to Fresh Produce
Sally Browne, director, Promotions and Development
 

Join Us at the 2022 Practical Backyard Tour

The Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition and community partners will present "A Practical Backyard Tour" of Waterloo and Cedar Falls on Saturday, June 18th 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 7 creative, sustainable backyards and green spaces at your own pace and in any order. Tour locations will highlight topics such as: edible landscaping, rain gardens, pollinator gardens, water features, seed saving, permeable paver systems, native prairie landscaping, composting, vegetable production, pesticide-free lawns, bioswales, and raised beds!
 
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, A Garden in Every Lot, Iowa Waste Exchange, 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, (319) 235-0311.
 
Follow the link for details about what to see at each location and how to join the tour.
 

Thanks for your interest in the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition!

The Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition is a group of community organizations and individuals that have come together to improve the health of our community. We are committed to outreach and education, and we especially focus our attention on under-served and at-risk populations. Our organization has grown from 15 to nearly 30 member organizations in the past two years. The organizations and individuals involved in this coalition strive to create a healthier Cedar Valley for future generations by focusing on the following three theme areas:

Fresh Produce Availability
Health and Well-Being
Sustainability

Like us on Facebook, donate or get involved! Call: 319-342-2753
Email: healthycedarvalley@gmail.com