Conservation Efforts

Honoring Conservationists

We’re back at it again, sharing more stories of phenomenal natural resource stewards. Worth repeating...Obviously many land owners are protecting their “natural capital” but most are not.  We know that our water quality continues to decline as silt, bacteria,...

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Sharing Stories & More Watershed Champions

2021 We are on a mission to promote and expand positive activities that are taking place in the watershed with our partners. According to Jerry Hatfield, former USDA Agricultural Research Center’s Laboratory Director, Iowa State University, at the current loss rate...

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Is it spring yet and related water questions

E. coli takes center stage, stream and ditch monitoring, success stories E. coli in the Cedar River in Iowa ? Izaak Walton League chapter members are crossing borders from Minnesota to Iowa to learn more about the E. coli that also pays no heed to boundaries. The...

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Winter workshops for cold weather learning

Worthwhile watching and listening – soil and water health in action, conservation from afar, mulling Carbon sequestration versus ecosystem health legislation Workshops of Late Like many farmers this season, I’ve been “attending” workshops online in place of the more...

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That journal article, ditch work any month, winter watching

Covering the soil could fix so much plus getting stream certified and other winter projects Cover the soil to help repair agriculture… I want to revisit this topic via the article referenced last month, now published in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation...

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