IEC and Drake partnering to share diverse perspectives on water in Iowa
on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Water and Land News
The Iowa Environmental Council was recently awarded two grants, totaling $30,000, to support outreach focused on water quality, climate change, and environmental justice. The project is part of a collaboration with Drake Community Press, which works with Iowa non-profits on creative storytelling projects.
This spring and summer, IEC will be organizing small gatherings of diverse people to share perspectives on water in Iowa, including issues like the costs and safety of drinking water, the impacts of agricultural pollution, and climate-related flooding and drought.
The grants, funded through the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Humanities Iowa, reflect IEC’s increasing focus on connecting the science and politics of environmental challenges with the stories and perspectives of diverse Iowans. This project embodies our commitment to environmental justice, partnering with those most impacted
by climate and water issues in our state. Stay tuned for more details as we organize community dialogues in Storm Lake, Perry, the Meskwaki settlement, and Southwest Iowa. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in the project, especially if you live in one of these areas, or if you are interesting in contributing to support this partnership.