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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...

Business owners, entrepreneurs, and community residents in Northeast Iowa are invited to complete surveys regarding re-use of the Waterville Elementary School.  Waterville Elementary School was closed in 2018 and the buildings were purchased by the City of Waterville. The City was awarded a Rural Business Development...

Representatives of the Turkey River Recreational Corridor Mallory Hanson (director) and Rod Marlatt (board chair) accept the Iowa Tourism Award for Outstanding Niche Marketing Initiative Iowa at the 2022 Iowa Tourism Conference. The Turkey River Recreational Corridor was awarded the 2022 Iowa Tourism Award for Outstanding...

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....

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...

The RC&D is pleased to announce the addition of three new employees to the RC&D team.  Hans Larson, Halina Pyzdrowski and Morgan Thias all joined the RC&D staff starting January 4th!  These three have already proven to be eager learners, willing helpers, and friendly faces.Hans...

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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