IRR urges “interested parties” in rivers to consult with Iowa legislators

Recent redevelopment of Charles City’s Riverfront Park along the Cedar River is bringing new vitality and economic opportunity to the city. Photo by Ann Y. Robinson.

IRR applauds the Iowa legislature for establishing an Iowa Rivers and Waterways Study Committee, scheduled to meet Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Their charge: Consult with interested parties in considering options for restoring the quality of Iowa’s rivers and waterways. Interested parties may include engineers, local watershed partnerships, persons who farm near rivers and waterways, anglers, boaters, and other interested parties. Develop recommendations for an initial plan to prioritize river and waterway projects and provide defined goals and measurable improvements.

IRR calls on all friends of Iowa’s rivers to voice your concern for rivers as an  “interested party” to the committee’s work! Contact your local legislators to call for improved programs for Iowa’s rivers and streams, and to support the work of the Interim Legislative Committee.

If you live in the District of one of these committee members, your call is especially important!

Senate Members
House Members

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IRR is working with partners to plan opportunities for Iowans to learn more about river restoration. Watch for updates about the legislative study committee and other river restoration news here and in IRR e-News and alerts.

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