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Iowa Environmental Voice

As of Nov. 17, 2015, the Iowa Environmental Council's blog, now the Iowa Environmental Voice, is hosted here on the Iowa Environmental Council's website.

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  • The Clean Water Act and the Agricultural Exemption

    posted by Alicia Vasto on Friday, August 30, 2019 Any conversation about water quality in Iowa inevitably boils down to the fact that the largest industry in Iowa – agriculture – is not subject to most water quality regulations. Why is that? What is unique about the agriculture industry?

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  • Announcing Our 2017 Legislative Priorities

    posted by Kerri Johannsen on Friday, December 16, 2016 We are excited to announce the legislative priorities we have developed in partnership with our members, our member organizations and our board for the 2017 legislative session. With your help, we can make Iowa a safer, healthier and more beautiful state!

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  • A Farmer's View on Caring for Our Water

    posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 By IEC Guest Blogger, John Gilbert. John farms with family members near Iowa Falls. John is a long-time member of Iowa Farmers Union, the Southfork Watershed Alliance Practical Farmers of Iowa, and the Iowa Environmental Council. A version of John's commentary was published in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 18, 2016.

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  • Thirsty for Change

    posted on Friday, May 6, 2016 Join the Iowa Environmental Council on Thursday, June 16 for the Third Annual Pro H2O, an evening with like-minded friends to celebrate and support a shared vision for clean water, healthy land and continued advocacy for Iowa's environment.

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  • Rallying Around REAP

    posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Established by the Iowa Legislature with near unanimous support in 1989, REAP provides critical funds to enhance and protect the state's natural and cultural resources. Since its founding, REAP has benefited every county in Iowa and supported over 15,000 projects related to soil and water enhancement; parks, trails and wildlife areas; county conservation, historical resource preservation; roadside beautification and public land management.

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  • Meet Our Members: Bur Oak Land Trust

    posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 In this entry of our Meet our Members series, we sit down with the ever-inspiring Bur Oak Land Trust.

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  • Watershed Wednesday: Learning from watershed neighbors

    posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 This is the fourth and final article in a month-long series, Watershed Wednesday, about the importance of a watershed approach for Iowa. This article explores Minnesota's One Watershed, One Plan approach, an excellent example of a statewide watershed approach in action.

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  • 2016 Legislative Priorities

    posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 Our 2016 legislative priorities represent what we firmly believe to be significant opportunities this session to advance policies that make Iowa a better place the live, work and explore.

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