Well I know that good Greg Watson lives here in Iowa. But he does live about 4 hours away from me.
I also know that there is a group which I know a couple people from called Iowa Aquaria Association which is manly 99% African cichlid freaks.
So what I am looking for is a few people interested in getting local planted aqautics together. Call it a club, call it a beer fest, call it what you like. Hell if I need to start it out of my own place every fews months I will. The main reason to get something going is so people don't need to drive 3 or 4 hours away. If interested to get something started PM me or if there is some club that I have messed PM me. Here is a map which gives someone a general idea of my current location.