My #1NewThingForWater

Back in January 2015, program director Jackie Comito kicked off the #1NewThingForWater campaign, encouraging each and every Iowan to adopt one NEW thing that they will do for water in 2015.

The “1 New Thing for Water” campaign was inspired by ILF farmer-partner Laura Krouse.  Everyone in Iowa has a responsibility toward helping make cleaner water and healthier lands. It will take all of us – urban and rural, young and old – doing something!

So, back in January when the campaign launched, all of us on staff were instructed to come up with our own #1NewThingForWater and share it with the world.  Well, it’s now May… late May… the very end of May, to be specific… and you have yet to hear from me.

BUT that’s not to say I haven’t been thinking on it and working on it!

My #1NewThingForWater involves working with my HOA to address urban/residential erosion issues on our property.  Included below are several before/after photographs to illustrate the work that’s been done (with a guest appearance by Conservation Dog Jackie)…   It’s still a work in progress, but these recent spring rains should help get the new grass seed growing nicely.

How are you coming with your #1NewThingForWater for 2015?  We’d love to hear from you!  Send us an email, a photograph, or share on social media using #1NewThingForWater–Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Ann Staudt


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