Blog For Tag "clean water"

  • Community Power to Address Climate Change in Iowa City

    posted by Raihan Amir Rashidi on Monday, October 4, 2021 IEC staffers Raihan Rashidi and Ingrid Gronstal reflect on their participation in the Iowa City Climate Fest and how important community is in addressing climate change goals.

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  • Why I want Iowa to Fund the Trust

    posted by Guest Blogger on Friday, August 6, 2021 IEC Water and Land Stewardship program summer intern Rachel James reflects on what she learned about Iowa's natural resource funding opportunities and why she feels it's time for Iowa to fund the Trust.

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  • Meskwaki Nation Leads Creation of Iowa River Watershed Coalition

    posted by Guest Blogger on Friday, July 30, 2021 Iowa River Watershed Coalition President, Jarrett Pfrimmer, PhD, shares the coalition efforts led by the Meskwaki Department of Natural Resources to form the Iowa River Watershed Coalition in 2019. Read more about the stakeholders involved and the goals they have set out to achieve to protect the Iowa River watershed.

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  • Seeing What Lies Ahead for the Mississippi

    posted by Angelisa Belden on Thursday, July 15, 2021 Communications Director Angelisa Belden reflects on her family's visit to the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and what that visit reveals for the future of the Great River.

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  • A Century Farm Looking to the Future

    posted by Megan McDowell on Friday, June 4, 2021 IEC staff visited the Tesdell Century Farm in May to see about clean energy and land stewardship projects in action.

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  • When it comes to CAFOs, try, try again

    posted by Michael Schmidt on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 A company seeking to site an 11,600-head cattle feedlot in northeast Iowa wasn't giving up on getting DNR approval. IEC Staff Attorney Michael Schmidt reviews the timeline and how Supreme Beef and DNR found a way to make the massive feedlot happen.

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  • Local Leadership on Climate Change and the Promise of Bioretention

    posted on Monday, February 1, 2021 Drake Law School student Bradley Adams shares his policy brief created in partnership with IEC as part of the Environmental Law and Policy Hack Competition. His brief advocates for bioretention practices in cities like Cedar Rapids, which have been hard hit by climate change, and how local leadership is more important than ever.

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  • Leveraging Local Leadership for Watershed Success

    posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Iowa sits at the crossroads of making decisions about the future of water resources management. CFRA believes that Iowa's quickest path to clean water and flood resiliency lies within each of our communities. Cody Smith with Center for Rural Affairs gives insight into their latest report, Iowa's Path to Clean Water and Flood Resilient Communities, and thoughts on how to put Iowa's communities in the driver's seat to meet the state's adopted goals.

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  • DNR and EPA Revising Implementation of Clean Water Act Section 401

    posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 IEC submitted comments expressing concern that the combination of the new EPA rule and proposed DNR changes would reduce protections for Iowa's waters, allowing a thousand cuts that would further harm Iowa's few remaining wetlands and resulting in poorer water quality.

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  • Adding up the 2020 Beach Season

    posted by Alicia Vasto on Friday, September 11, 2020 As summer draws to a close, we're looking back at Weekly Water Watch 2020. Even with weeks full of unbelievable news, Iowa's waters still saw toxic algae blooms, E. coli contamination, drought, and high beach visitation across the state this year.

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