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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.

Past blog posts may be viewed at https://iaenvironment.wordpress.com/

  • It's a Wonderful Life - IEC Style

    posted by Jennifer Terry on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 A friend asked the other day “Have you ever thought about what it would happen if IEC went away? What wouldn't be protected if there were no IEC?” On Giving Tuesday Now, Executive Director Jennifer Terry reflects on this idea.

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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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  • 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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  • Reflections on serving as a member of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Visioning Task Force

    posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 The Visioning Task Force for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (LCSA or the Leopold Center) is in the process of wrapping up its work and passing along recommendations to Iowa State University and the LCSA Board, after listening to Iowans around the state at a series of meetings that took place from August through January.

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  • Take Heed. It's Your Water AND Your Health

    posted on Thursday, March 9, 2017 Northeast Iowa resident and IEC member Tim Wager write about the importance of preserving and protecting the unique and beautiful terrain of northeast Iowa.

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  • Council Works with Local Leaders to Protect Karst

    posted by on Monday, January 30, 2017 The Council is working with local leaders in northeast Iowa to find ways to protect uniquely vulnerable karst areas from inappropriate siting of large animal feeding operations.

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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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  • 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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  • Blank Park Zoo Monarch Festival

    posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Plant.Grow.Fly. its partners and the Latino Heritage Festival are pleased to announce the 2016 Monarch Festival. The Festival, to be held at Blank Park Zoo on Sunday, September 18 from 12-4 p.m. will be a celebration of the monarch's journey from Canada, through Iowa, to Mexico.

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