Protect and Improve Land and Water

  Overview Around 465 million years ago, a football-stadium-sized meteor crashed into the shallow seas covering Iowa, leaving a three-mile-wide basin where Decorah now is. The discovery of the fossilized remains of a 6-foot sea scorpion, Pentecopterus decorahensis, within the now-buried Crater basin made international headlines and...

  Project Overview The Decorah Farmers Market is a popular destination in Decorah and Winneshiek County on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings from May through October. Many market shoppers are also visiting Decorah as tourists, so they look to the Market vendors or managers for advice and...

Ross Evelsizer, Natural Resources Projects Director for Northeast Iowa RC&D, has been honored as a New Voice in Water Quality by the Conservation Learning Group, a think tank based at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges. The award, inaugurated...

Project Overview Nestled along the banks of the Turkey River, the six-story Motor Mill is believed to be the tallest structure of its kind in the Midwest and was constructed out of stone quarried from the surrounding hillsides in 1869. The larger 155-acre Motor Mill site...

Project Overview The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department manages a 20-mile network of soft trails popular with mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders. Unfortunately, as this trail system expanded in miles and increased in use over the years, corresponding trail signage, informational kiosks, promotional material, and...

Project Overview Meet Mike, Chester, Tammy, Nellie, and Rodney in this kid-friendly cartoon series designed to promote recycling and get your toes tapping at the same time! In a series of fun and short animated videos, Mike the Milk Jug, Chester the Cardboard Kid, Tammy the Tin...

One of the 28 flood reduction structures implemented in the Upper Wapsipinicon watershed. In 2016, the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed (UWRW) was awarded 4 million dollars as a part of the $96.9 million state-wide Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) project, funded by a grant from the U.S....

  Project Overview Northeast Iowa offers a unique landscape unlike any other in the state of Iowa. Steep limestone bluffs and rolling hills offer unique interactions between humans and the watershed they live in. The Stormwater Demonstration Site installed at 101 E. Greene Street incorporates a wide range...

Pick up your guide to one of Eastern Iowa's premier recreational rivers and enjoy the sight-seeing, fishing, birding, camping, hiking, wildlife-watching, or a relaxing float on this gentle-flowing, intimate river. The Maquoketa traverses the diverse landscape of Eastern Iowa and passes through several Iowa treasures: Backbone State Park, Manchester...

For the past 2 years, educators in Northeast Iowa have been invited to bring their students to the Regional Urban Stormwater Demonstration (RUSD) Site on the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development Campus in Postville, Iowa. Visits to the RUSD Site include a tour of...

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