Public Can Learn More about State Nutrient Strategy at Upcoming Meetings

AMES, Iowa – Three informational meetings regarding the recently released Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy will be held in Denison, Ames and Waterloo the week of Dec. 17.

“These meetings are an important opportunity for the public and key stakeholders to ask questions and learn more about this plan,” said Chuck Gipp, director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The goal of reducing nutrients in Iowa’s waters is an effort that will require everyone working together, according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.

“This is what makes this plan so exciting. It’s the first time we have had all the key stakeholders moving in the same direction toward the common goal of reducing nutrients, both here in Iowa and eventually the Gulf of Mexico,” Northey said.

The time and location of the meetings are listed below. Comments on the strategy will not be accepted during the meeting, but all Iowans are invited to review the full strategy and provide comment at www.nutrientstrategy.iastate.edu.

Denison
Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., Boulders Conference Center, 2507 Boulders Dr., Denison

Ames
Dec. 19, 10 a.m., South Ballroom, Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames

Waterloo
Dec. 21, 10 a.m., Ramada Waterloo/Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, 205 W Fourth St., Waterloo

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Adam Schnieders, DNR, at 515- 281-7409 or Adam.Schnieders@dnr.iowa.gov
Dustin VandeHoef, IDALS, at 515-281-3375 or dustin.vandehoef@iowaagriculture.gov

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