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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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  • Creston Community Garden Grows Resiliency

    posted by Alicia Vasto on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 This summer, hope, resiliency, and community are growing in Creston. The Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) was pleased to be a catalyst for the formation of the Creston Community Garden Wellness Initiative, which constructed Creston's first community garden earlier this summer.

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  • Cover Crops: The Answer to Our Water (and Farming) Woes

    posted on Friday, October 4, 2019 A recent analysis by the Iowa Environmental Council showed that implementation rates of voluntary conservation practices set forth in the 2013 Nutrient Reduction Strategy are slowing. Under current time modeling, the IEC analysis shows it would take hundreds of years or more before we achieve the necessary goals. It is time for all farmland owners to do more and do it quickly.

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  • Healthy Soils are Full of Life: Celebrating Soil and Water Conservation Week

    posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 Guest blog by Catherine DeLong, Water Quality Specialist, Conservation Districts of Iowa (a member of the Iowa Environmental Council).

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  • Environmental Issues Represented at the Women's March

    posted by on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Environmental issues represented at Women's March

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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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  • Iowa's Soil and Water Future Task Force Recommendations

    posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 Today, the Iowa Soil and Water Future Task Force, a group created by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and part of the work of the Capital Crossroads community vision plan, released its Strategic Direction, Implementation, Recommendations report to the state.

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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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  • Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters

    posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Today, the Iowa Environmental Council released Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters: A Watershed Framework, a white paper that lays out the need for and benefits of adopting a watershed approach in Iowa.

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