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Advertisement Water Quality: Thinking Local open meeting
by Report submitted · November 9th, 2017


"Water Quality: Thinking Local," a public meeting co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Johnson and Linn Counties, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at the Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St. in Coralville. Three water quality experts will speak, followed by a question and discussion period. The public is invited to the open session in the library's Jean Schwab Auditorium.

Marybeth Stevenson, a Senior Environmental Specialist at the DNR who is working on the Cedar and Iowa rivers, will talk about the problems of water quality in those watersheds and also about regulation of waterways by the Clean Water Act and other legislation.

John Rathbun, Clear Creek Watershed Coordinator, Johnson and Iowa counties, Iowa Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation District, will talk about his work in the Clear Creek Watershed Project including activities in the upper watershed to reduce flooding and improve water quality, as well as infrastructure projects in the city of Coralville to protect commercial and residential property from flooding.

Steve Berger a progressive Kalona farmer who advocates for cover crops and will share his experience in the strategic use of cover crops to prevent erosion and decrease excess nutrient loss to waterway.

The League of Women Voters of Linn County is a non-profit, volunteer political organization which neither supports nor opposes any candidate or political party. The League encourages citizen participation in government and is open to any citizen 18 years and older.
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