2020 Legislative Recap

This legislative session was one for the history books. When the session began in January, we had high hopes for the Governor’s Invest in Iowa Act, which would have funded the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some priorities shifted, and it was put … Read More

Great News!

Governor Reynolds has signed Senate File 2414 which contains a $500,000 appropriation to the Iowa DNR for the Low Head Dam Safety and River Trails programs! Thank you to all our supporters and friends who contacted their legislators about the importance of this funding!  For more information on the Iowa … Read MoreRead More

Water trails funding needs your help!

Action Alert! The Water Trails and Low-head Dam Mitigation (DNR River Program) is under threat of being zeroed out…again. Dam Mitigation serves communities and state interests for safer, ecologically sound approaches. Water Trials serves recreational river and lake users. Team has grown abilities in stable channel design/river restoration. We need … Read MoreRead More

Contact your legislators TODAY

Contact your legislators TODAY and ask them to oppose HF 316!   An attempt is being made at the Iowa Legislature to “reorganize” Des Moines Water Works after 150 years of delivering safe and affordable drinking water to Iowans.  House File 316 was introduced by Rep. Jarad Klein, a Farm … Read MoreRead More

Turtles still need your help!

PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION Iowa Turtles need your help! Share your opinion; explain the importance of the new turtle rules in protecting Iowa’s turtle population from over-harvesting. The Iowa DNR is holding a “stakeholder meeting” on September 8 at the Iowa Capitol in Room 116 at 3 PM.  This meeting … Read MoreRead More