We hope you followed along on Twitter yesterday as we covered the events at Conservation Partnership Day. We had a great time talking with state legislators, our partners, and plenty of folks wanting to learn more about what they can do to help conserve water and improve water quality in our state. There was lots of interest in Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! and how these programs act as boots on the ground when it comes to conservation education and outreach.With the enthusiasm we saw yesterday we can’t wait to see what we can all accomplish together in 2016 as we continue to work towards a common goal.
We also had a great amount of interest in our #1NewThingForWater campaign. Lots of people stopped by to see what others pledged and add their own to the map. Pledges ranged from implementing conservation practices such as cover crops and no-till on farms, to making an effort to reduce water runoff from construction sites, as well as others who promised to seek out additional funding to support conservation and water quality programs.
Governor Terry Branstad and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey even joined and made their own pledges for what they will do for water in 2016!
It’s never too late to join in the effort for conservation. Be sure to share your pledge with us on Twitter and Facebook using #1NewThingForWater!