Rep. Dan Kelley joined fellow Iowa and Minnesota legislators Sept. 21-23 to seek clean water solutions at a “Clean Water/Soil Health Tour,” hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Water Resource Center.
“Finding solutions to our ever growing need for clean water is not a unique problem to Iowa,” said Kelley, a member of the Iowa House Agriculture committee and Environmental Protection committee. “Through this interstate meeting we have made connections with Minnesota that might lead to further collaboration between our states and others in the future.”
During the conference, the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center discussed water quality and soil conservation policies, incentives, partnerships and practices in the state. The delegation was joined by other conservation advocates, including representatives of some of Iowa’s watershed management authorities and leaders of water quality initiative demonstration projects.
State Rep. Chuck Isenhart (D-Dubuque), ranking member on the House Environmental Protection Committee, organized the meeting with grant support from the McKnight Foundation and the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.