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Water and Land Fact Sheets

The Iowa Environmental Council compiles and contributes to fact sheets on a variety of subjects related to clean water and land stewardship including agriculture, water pollution and conservation.

Sustainable Funding for Iowa's Water & Land

Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund

In 2010, an overwhelming majority of Iowans - 63 percent - voted to create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, which would provide permanent, constitutionally protected funding to conserve Iowa’s water, soil, habitat, parks and trails. However, despite strong constituent support, it has yet to be implemented. Iowa's Water and Land Legacy Coalition (IWILL), which the Council is a member of, is working to change that.

Addressing Agricultural Pollution

Iowa faces numerous clean water challenges, but the state's most widespread, serious and vexing problem is agricultural pollution. The agricultural pollution problem is particularly challenging to solve because it comes from across Iowa's landscape where over 90 percent of the land area is in farms.