Practical Backyard Tour

Organizations and homeowners 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. This educational event is FREE and open to the public!


Tours will take place (rain or shine) on Saturday, June 16 from 10 AM – 1 PM at various locations (below).

Then, join us for the finale and prize drawing at 1:30 PM at SingleSpeed Brewing (325 Commercial Street, Waterloo)

No pre-registration required, however…

  • Receive 1 EXTRA prize drawing ticket when you log into Facebook by 3pm on June 15th to RSVP. Simply click “Going” on the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition’s Facebook event post!
  • On the day of the event, sign a waiver at your first stop. Receive one ticket at EACH site that you visit, then enter them into prize drawing at the finale! The more locations you visit, the better your chances are of winning!
  • The prize drawing will feature a 55-gallon hand painted repurposed rain barrel, a rain barrel converter kit, a pollinator-friendly plant package, and a potted fruit tree. Must be present to win!

This event is sponsored by the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition in partnership with the Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, KWWL, the City of Waterloo, the City of Cedar Falls, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, the Waste Trac Education Team, EMBARC, the Cedar Falls Seed Library, Petersen & Tietz, Meyers Nursery, and SingleSpeed Brewing.

For more details, download the tour brochure and event poster
OR
contact the Waste Trac Education Team at 319-266-8722.