Central City named “River Town of the Year”

Central City, Iowa.   “Iowa Rivers Revival,” a group that advocates for rivers, has named Central City as “River Town of the Year” in recognition of the community’s outstanding work to revitalize its connections to the Wapsipinicon River. “Central City has been a river town since it was founded in 1839, of course, but the last dozen years have seen a remarkable renaissance and focus on … Read more

Nutrient Reduction Strategy – Comment Period Extended

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has extended the public comment period for the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy by two weeks until Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. The original 45-day comment period was scheduled to close on Jan. 4. As written this “Strategy” does not adequately address the huge impact agricultural practices contribute in contaminating Iowa’s rivers and the … Read more

Iowa’s Water Quality Still At Risk

The Iowa Nutrient Management Strategy to address runoff pollution was developed behind the scenes with no input from Iowa DNR, conservation or river groups.  It has been reported that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship prepared the portion of the report to address agricultural runoff and strongly resembles Iowa Farm Bureau statements and positions.   The Iowa Department of Natural Resources prepared the sewage-treatment proposals. … Read more

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