Author: Ross Evelsizer

Touring the Otter Creek Watershed

Despite a rainy start to the day, nearly 60 people gathered for a bus tour of the Otter Creek Watershed in Northeast Iowa on June 8. Participants saw rural and urban conservation practices designed and installed to reduce flooding in the watershed.

The tour began and ended in West Union, Iowa, where downtown infrastructure has been upgraded to enhance stormwater management.… Read more ›

Watershed Scale, Not Field Scale

Watershed Scale, Not Field ScaleRead more ›

Watershed Management Authorities: Opening the Communication Line Between Cities and Farmers

Watershed Management Authorities: Opening the Communication Line Between Cities and FarmersRead more ›

$100,000 Grant Received for Trail Project in Fayette County

October 20th, 2016

Fayette County Conservation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection, commonly referred to as REAP.

REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect Iowa’s natural and cultural resources.  15% of REAP is set aside for grants to cities and counties for projects that help establish natural areas, and encourage outdoor recreation and resource management.… Read more ›

Project helps farmers in the Turkey River Watershed boost their bottom-lines

With farming margins tighter than ever, farmers in the Turkey River Watershed can get help identifying areas of their operations dragging their bottom-line.

The Iowa Soybean Association, in conjunction with the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), is leading a project in the Turkey River Watershed to offer farmers a confidential profitability analysis at a discounted price of 25 cents/acre.… Read more ›

WMAs – Why County Supervisors Should Be Involved

WMAs – Why Supervisors Should Be Involved and Enthusiastic (PDF)

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Watershed Wednesday: Learning from watershed neighbors

http://www.iaenvironment.org/blog/iowa-environmental-voice/watershed-wednesday-learning-from-watershed-neighborsRead more ›

New ISU research studies Iowa farmland that loses money

http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2016/01/21/unprofitableacresRead more ›

Task force: Here’s how we fix Iowa’s water quality

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2016/01/15/use-cheap-loans-raise-water-quality-task-force-says/78788214/Read more ›

NEW PROGRAM IN WINNESHIEK COUNTY WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO TEST FOR NITROGEN LEVELS IN TILE WATER

http://www.decorahnews.com/news-stories/2015/10/12051.htmlRead more ›

What has flooding cost the TRW in the last 20 years?

The TRWMA Flood Reduction Plan was released in June 2015 and has a price tag of approximately $32 million. In the plan, it was documented, based on reports from communities and counties, that floods had caused at least $20 million over the past 20 years. Since only a few of the communities and counties reported, it was deduced that this was a fraction of the actual cost.… Read more ›

TRWMA Flood Reduction Plan Featured in Cedar Rapids Gazette

The TRWMA Flood Reduction was in the news this week as a featured article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The flood reduction plan was finished at the end of may and released to the public in mid-June. The article, which ran in the June 29th edition of the Gazette, is already garnering statewide attention, especially as recent rains again threaten flooding in Iowa.… Read more ›

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