Author: Ross Evelsizer

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Thousands of private wells that Iowans use for drinking water are contaminated with unsafe levels of bacteria and nitrates, a study looking at 16 years of data shows.

The Environmental Working Group and the Iowa Environmental Council blame farmers’ use of fertilizer for the pollution.

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The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced funding for water quality projects across Iowa including a new project in the Turkey River Watershed. More details can be found here. Read more ›

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/1/3/using-native-species-in-urban-landscaping?fbclid=IwAR0vzuM27FVB4zubXgV4sVJuRHOnLS3ZdrfCqpU3XKtHyGMp1lply2FNvG8Read more ›

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 ScaleRead more ›

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

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 ›

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 Supervisors Should Be Involved and Enthusiastic (PDF)

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

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