Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! team members spent today at the State Capitol celebrating Iowa Conservation Partnership Day. This annual gathering brings together Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners and conservation stakeholders from across the state, providing an opportunity to visit with legislators and showcase conservation work being done statewide, working towards healthy lands and clean waters.
Our unique display was designed in the style of a Facebook page, posing the question “What if the Iowa Learning Farms & Water Rocks! programs never existed?” Like the many other conservation organizations that were present, our goal was to emphasize the need for continued funding for conservation programs as well as technical support – the “boots on the ground” – that help conservation practices to happen.
As referenced in the last blog post, Chatting with Secretary Bill Northey, we are also challenging people across the state to think of at least one thing that they can do to help promote cleaner water in Iowa this year. It is going to take everyone – rural/urban, young/old – taking action to make a difference. What one new thing will YOU do for water in 2015?
Follow along on Facebook (Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks!) and Twitter (@ialearningfarms and @waterrocksisu) for more photos of the #1NewThing forWater that people at Conservation Partnership Day plan to do! We want to hear from you, too… What is your #1NewThingForWater? Send us photos, videos, replies, FB posts, and/or tweets to let us know!