Iowa's legacy depends on clean water, productive agricultural soils, and thriving wildlife habitats so all Iowans can enjoy the splendor of our state. The Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, created by an overwhelming majority of Iowa voters in 2010, is a permanent and constitutionally protected funding source to ensure these natural spaces are preserved for generations to come. Now is the time to fund the Trust. Join Iowa's Water and Land Legacy coalition today because it's our responsibility, it's our time, and it's our legacy.
Iowa’s Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund
It's our legacy to preserve clean water, productive agricultural soils, and abundant natural resources in which to fish, hunt, hike, and enjoy nature. That is why, in 2010, Iowans overwhelming voted to create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. Now, in 2015, we must take the crucial next step of directing revenue to the Trust Fund to ensure that this permanent, constitutionally protected funding source is available to preserve Iowa's water, soil, habitat, parks, and trails for generations to
WE NEED TO PROTECT IOWA’S NATURAL AREAS
• Roughly half of Iowa’s rivers, lakes, and streams fail to meet water quality standards
• Less than 10 percent of Iowa’s wetlands – natural spaces that help prevent flooding and provide habitat for wildlife – remain, amounting to a loss of 5 million acres of wetlands
• Over the last two decades, Iowa has lost more than 1.6 million acres of habitat suitable for pheasants and other small game
• Iowa loses an average of 5 tons per acre of soil, our major economic engine, each year to erosion
These diverse problems need a comprehensive solution:
Fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund
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Buchanan County Conservation Board staff are prepared to present to your civic group about the Trust Fund. To schedule an event please call 319-636-2617. Staff would love to get your support along with a picture of you group supporting these great efforts!
Farmers and nature enthusiasts showed support for the trust fund.