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Information posted here collects in the right hand column of the MNR webpage as well as on the Tribal website’s “In The News” page. The post automatically posts to the MNR Facebook page.

Public Safety Message on Extreme Heat

Take a moment to read this important public safety message regarding extreme heat and warning signs of heat stroke.

During the extreme heat please follow these precautions:

  • Take frequent breaks, find an air conditioned space even if only for a short time.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing.
  • Check on the elderly.
  • Make sure pets have shade and water!

Know the warning signs of heat stroke:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Not sweating
  • Red, hot and dry skin
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • May pass out

Call 9-1-1 and take immediate action to cool the person down until help arrives.

From the Meskwaki Tribal Response/Emergency Management

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Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting

2019 will be our first growing season in the Kinship Garden, a communal space where community members can grow together.  Those who participate will be able to share in the harvest.

If you are interested in being a part of the Kinship garden, join us at the groundbreaking and planting!

The garden is located on the hilltop south of the Health Clinic.  Light refreshments will be served, then we will plant the garden.  For questions, call Meskwaki Agriculture and Food Sovereignty (641) 484-3511.

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Basic Weather Spotter Training on Friday

Join us on Friday, June 7th from 8:30 am – 10:00 am in the MBCH Convention Center Break Out Room for Basic Weather Spotter Training.

Instructors are National Weather Service Meteorologists from Des Moines.

Community members welcome!

Learn how to identify and report severe weather, spotter safety, severe weather climatology in Iowa, thunderstorm structure, threats and more.

Sponsored by MBCH Security Dept. and MNR Tribal Response. For more information call (641) 484-3511 ext 9588.

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Iowa River Flood Status

Attention – Please read the following information regarding the Iowa River here on the Settlement.

The Iowa River is expected to crest at approximately 10 ft (2.5 ft BELOW flood stage) tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, May 21). Central and Northern Iowa are expected to receive heavy rains tonight into Wednesday, so keep up to date with flood predictions using the National Weather Service’s Hydrologic Predictive Service at this link. The observed and forecasted flood stage, seen in the posted image, is updated daily.

Thanks for your time,

Jake  Hill

Water Program Lead

Meskwaki Natural Resources

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Garden Tilling For Elders

Attention Seniors: From May 7th – May 18th Meskwaki Food Sovereignty will till your garden for FREE! This is a first come, first serve basis –  you must have your request in by May 13th.

Contact Shelley Buffalo – Please leave your name, address and a way to contact you.

Phone: 641-484-5311 (leave a message with Nina)

Email: fsc.econdev@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelleybuffalo.economicdevelopment.1

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Reminder: Meskwaki Earth Day & Roadside Clean Up on Monday!

Don’t forget MNR will be hosting Meskwaki Earth Day Celebration and a Roadside Clean Up on Monday, April 29th!

The Earth Day activities will be held in the Meskwaki Tribal Center Gym from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be vendors, hands on activities for everyone, a tree giveaway, door prizes, and so much more!

Lunch sale and Bake sale will be held by the Meskwaki Seniors from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm so come on over and support our Seniors as well!

*Road side clean up will be from 9:00 – 11:00 am.

Roadside clean up will be held in the morning for Tribal Operations and the Community to participate in. Anyone wanting to help clean up the Settlement can form a team of 5 or more and each team will be assigned an area to pick up. Everyone participating will receive 1 extra ticket for each # of bags filled. The tickets can be used for Door prizes!

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Earth Day Road Side Clean Up for Tribal Ops & the Community

Where: Meet at the Tribal Gym

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Date: April 22, 2019

Everyone that is going to take part in the Road Side Clean Up will need to get into a group of 5 to 6 people. Each group will then be assigned an area to pick up trash from the road side.

The group with the most bags filled up will receive that many in tickets for door prizes.

*Tribal Ops Employees – there will be an approved admin leave of 2 hours for everyone in attendance of the days events.

Call (641) 484-3511 if you have your team ready to go prior to Monday, April 22nd.

 

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