May webinar features information about the State Revolving Fund and water quality

Ames, Iowa— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m., and features Tony Toigo and Patti Cale-Finnegan who will discuss Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Projects. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect. The series is on the third Wednesday of each month. A computer with Internet access is all that is needed to participate.

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund(SRF) is implementing “Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Projects” which will help cities, watershed organizations, landowners and others address local water quality programs. With the Sponsored Projects, a total of $15 million will be available per year for watershed protection practices such as stream buffers, wetland restoration and green infrastructure. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is providing technical assistance with the project. Tony Toigo, loan program coordinator with IDALS, along with Patti Cale-Finnegan, State Revolving Fund coordinator with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will present information about the program including who is eligible, what the program covers and how to apply.

To connect to the webinars, go to: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/. Toigo and Cale-Finnegan will be able to answer questions from webinar “attendees” via the Adobe Connect chat box. The ILF website contains links for archived webinars from previous months: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/.  The webinar archive will also be available in a podcast through iTunes.

Iowa Learning Farms is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319); in cooperation with Conservation Districts of Iowa, the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Water Center.

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