January 2023 - eNews

Happy 2023!

FY 24 member budget letters will be sent out by

February 1, 2023 via email

in preparation for budget season!

Thank you for your continued support to the MR WMA!

New Melleray Abbey Watershed Projects

At the beginning of January, I was lucky enough to be out and see some naturally created and future wetland restoration projects while talking conservation with the forester from New Melleray Abbey! They have big plans for the ~3000 acre property to restore the stream channels while improving water quality. We were lucky enough to also see half a dozen eagles, a beaver and 3 hawks!

I'll be sure to share updates of their progress along the way! 

Day at the Iowa Capital

Thank you to the Center for Rural Affairs for the invitation to the State Capital for the WMAs at the Conservation Districts of Iowa Lobby Day. It was nice to talk to so many interested folks, especially those who are legislative representatives in our watershed. Pushing for more support of project coordinators statewide was the theme!

Let's keep the momentum going! 

Our work in writing

Water efforts flowing forward in Maquoketa River Watershed

In 2017, local leaders in eastern Iowa came together with goals to improve water quality, reduce flooding, and protect their drinking water. Five years later, the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) has drummed up engagement from hundreds of community members, and is well-positioned to implement future projects.

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Upcoming Events

From the newest chapter of Women, Land and Legacy: Jones and Delaware...

Linn Coop is hosting a soil health workshop on January 31st in Cedar Rapids...

For meal purposes

Please RSVP to 319-531-7001.

This is the Newhall Linn Coop location.

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) CEUs will be also be available.

A note from Limestone Bluffs RC&D:

Stephanie Sagers, Executive Director- email: ssagers@limestonebluffsrcd.org, office: 563.221.1930

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants in Iowa - Closing March 31, 2023

Who may apply for this program?

  • Agricultural producers with at least 50 percent of their gross income coming from agricultural operations.
  • Small businesses in eligible rural areas.

For more information

Please let us know if you experience ANY issues with this publication.

As always, if you have suggestions please email us at erin@limestonebluffsrcd.org

See past newsletters and meeting minutes on our website at maquoketariverwma.org

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