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Corps of Engineers

April 22, 2016

The Corps of Engineers have become caretakers of our major waterways. Their mission areas: warfighting, homeland security, infrastructure support, water resources, and environmental protection. Under “water resources” falls waterway navigation, flood risk management, hydroelectric power, water safety, and supply.



April 15, 2016

In 2011, hard work on the part and some wheeling and dealing by the Branstad Administration made the overpriced Orascom project a reality. Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Johnson County) stated recently that “The worst economic development deal just got worser.”


Promises Made, Never Kept for Natural Resources

April 09, 2016

We are pleased to see our elected officials finally starting to pay attention to Iowa’s dismal water quality and the need for investments in agricultural soil conservation, outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat and other natural resource issues. It’s about time - again. But we don’t know whether to scream, laugh or cry.


Creating a Culture of Conservation

April 05, 2016

Many of us pride ourselves on being environmentalists, but how far do we go? Chances are, there is so much more that you, and everyone else, can do, especially when it comes to water conservation.


Conserving more, using greywater

March 18, 2016

Greywater is any water in the home that has been used for bathing or washing, with the exception of toilet waste, which is referred to as “black water.” While this greywater may contain any number of impurities, you may still be able to conserve and reuse it.


Spotlight: Living Lands and Waters

March 08, 2016

Chad Pregracke, creator of Living Lands and Waters (LL&W) has been deemed the “Hardest Working Person in America,” CNN’s 2013 Person of the Year, and was invited to the Kennedy Center to speak before all four living ex-Presidents as he received the Points of Light Tribute Award.


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