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Northeast Iowa RC&D has been awarded the University of Iowa’s 2023 Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Community Partner Award. Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact is a coalition of fifty-six college and university presidents committed to the civic mission of higher education. This includes educating students...

Josh Dansdill, Business Development Projects Director, has been appointed by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig to serve on the Local Food and Farm Program Advisory Council. The Council exists to support and advise statewide efforts to increase the availability of locally grown, raised,...

Public Invited to Provide Input on Upper and Lower Dam Mitigation  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is exploring options for mitigation of the Upper and Lower Dams on the Upper Iowa River. A preliminary public informational session will be held on Thursday, April 20 from...

The Turkey River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) has several upcoming opportunities for community members to share their questions, stories, and goals related to the Turkey River Watershed. The Turkey River Watershed includes more than one million acres across eight counties in Northeast Iowa. The WMA will...

Fayette County Conservation and the Fayette County Solid Waste Commission were awarded the 2022 Outstanding Interpretative Non-Print Media Award from the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition - ICEC and Iowa Association of Naturalists for the "Mike the Milk Jug and Friends" educational recycling animated videos produced...

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...

Northeast Iowa is now home to a mobile juice production facility. The Driftless Mobile Juicing Service was made possible through a $480,000 Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grant secured by Northeast Iowa RC&D from the United States Department of Agriculture to support the revitalization of...

Visitors to several local farmers markets across Northeast Iowa may notice a few changes this season. Six markets–Cresco, Decorah, Guttenberg, Independence, Oelwein, and Postville–will be part of a regional project working to ensure the sustainability and success of farmers markets by supporting and enhancing the...

Northeast Iowa RC&D is pleased to welcome two new staff to the team. Welcome Lilly and Alyssa! Lilly Jensen joins RC&D from Winneshiek County Conservation. As Projects Manager, she’ll draw on her experience in conservation education, natural resource interpretation, grant writing and administration, and communication and outreach...

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