Blog For Tag "flooding"

  • County-level Conservation Delivers Clean Water and Recreation For All

    posted by Guest Blogger on Monday, October 11, 2021 Guest blogger Rich Leopold, Director of Polk County Conservation, shares how past bond support delivered important water quality, flood protection, and outdoor recreation projects to residents in Central Iowa.

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  • Stormwater Best Management Practices

    posted by Guest Blogger on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Isaac Svoboda and Derek Namanny of the City of Des Moines' Public Works Clean Water Program share information about how and where to apply for the Stormwater Best Management Practices Rebate Program, with tips and ideas even if you don't reside in Des Moines.

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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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  • IEC: Let's improve the Invest in Iowa Act to benefit Iowa's natural resources and outdoor recreation

    posted by Ingrid Gronstal on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 With their votes in 2010, Iowans made it clear that they support a sales tax increase for a permanent, protected funding source to improve water quality, enhance outdoor recreation opportunities, preserve our natural areas, and support Iowa communities. This year's proposal to fund the Trust is exciting, but we've identified several areas for improvement.

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  • Watershed Success: A Look at Dry Run Creek

    posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 As the watershed coordinator for Dry Run Creek in Black Hawk County, the Natural Resource Conservation Service's motto of “helping people, help the land” comes to mind just about every day. There are wonderful folks all over our state, and especially here in the Dry Run Creek watershed, who want to see their land preserved and communities improved for generations to come.

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