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Northeast Iowa RC&D one of 69 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide POSTVILLE, IOWA - National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 69 Our Town awards totaling almost $5 million through the Our Town program's fifth year of funding....

Northeast Iowa RC&D recently completed the Northeast Iowa Local Food Expansion Plan. This plan includes goals and recommendations for organizations and individuals interested in expanding various aspects of the local food system to create a healthier and more vibrant local food based economy in Northeast...

Paint Creek Japanese Knotweed Map-click here [caption id="attachment_4556" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Japanese knotweed infestation at the headwaters of Paint Creek in Waukon, IA.[/caption] Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D), the IA DNR, the US Forest Service, IA Natural Heritage Foundation, Allamakee County Supervisors, and area landowners have...

NE IA RC&D is working with the Iowa DNR Forestry Bureau and other partners to monitor invasive species including Gypsy Moth and Emerald Ash Bore (EAB).  The annual monitoring includes state and federal trapping programs that catch and count the invasive insects as well as...

Iowa's State Forest Action Plan: What is it and how is it used? What the video presentations from Paul Tauke, Iowa DNR Forestry Bureau Chief and Tivon Feeley, Iowa DNR Forest Health Program Leader...

[caption id="attachment_2260" align="alignright" width="400"] EAB girdled Sentinel Tree[/caption] For the 6th year in a row NE IA RC&D partnered with the Iowa DNR Forest Health Dept. emerald ash borer sentinel tree monitoring program. Sentinel trees are usually 4-6 inch diameter ash trees (sometimes smaller, sometimes larger)...

NE IA RC&D worked with the City of Guttenberg and the Clayton County SWCD to develop and submit a successful Watershed Improvement Review Board (WIRB) grant to improve water quality in Miner’s Creek Watershed in 2008.  The RC&D completed a GIS analysis, a land use...

This project helped Emilea’s Enterprises develop two closely tied natural resource based businesses that will provide job opportunities for special needs workers, Emilea’s Woodshop and Em's Coffee Company. Northeast Iowa RC&D secured a $25,000 NRBOG to help the entrepreneur with start-up. The RC&D also helped...