Synopsis: It has been a busy season for watersheds with the Iowa Watershed Approach rolling full steam across the state, watersheds hiring coordinators, and various entities gearing up to provide technical assistance both in and out of our streams and rivers. The Des Moines Area MPO hosted a legislative priorities session to gather small groups to promote a watershed-based approach to improve water quality, including the formation of a state-level association of WMAs for a communication network with legislators. DNR hosted an event to provide WMAs an opportunity to come together and report on their progress and workshop some of their challenges and opportunities. We also connected with watershed coordinator John Swanson and Lee Bjerke, a Winneshiek County engineer that has been working closely with the Turkey River WMA, to learn about their dedication to watershed-related activities.
Check out the full Watershed Newsletter by HBK Engineering here: Spring 2017 Watershed Newsletter Issue 2