Conservation Currents February 2018

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In this issue

  • League Champions Conservation in the Farm Bill

    Congressman Rick Nolan introduced the Crop Insurance Modernization Act of 2018 (HR 4618) last month, which includes a version of a "good driver discount" pilot program the League has been promoting for farmers. Let your members of Congress know you support Rep. Nolan’s bill!

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  • Winter Salt Watch

    How are road salts (chloride) affecting your local streams? For a limited time, the League is offering FREE chloride test kits so you can find out! Post your results to our Winter Salt Watch map to help identify hot spots and use the outreach tools and tips to take action locally.

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  • Iowa Water Funding Comes Up Short

    Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently approved legislation to dedicate just $4 million this year – and $282 million over 12 years – to improve practices on farms and to help cities and towns reduce nutrient pollution in Iowa streams. IWLA Agriculture Outreach Coordinator Tim Wagner encouraged Iowa businesses to sign on to a joint letter to Governor Reynolds opposing the bill.

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  • Nominate Your Top Volunteers for National Awards

    Give your top Ikes the ultimate recognition: a national award! Nominate members from your chapter for their outstanding work in supporting the League’s mission. It’s easy to do and a great way to show how much you appreciate the work they do for the League. Defenders and Tobin Award Deadlines: March 15!

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  • IWLA National Scholarships

    Know a conservation-minded college student who could use an extra $2,500 for tuition and expenses? The IWLA National Conservation Scholarships help support undergraduates who are focused on a conservation or environment-related degree.

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  • 2018 National Convention

    Does this weather have you thinking about summer vacations? Make plans to join us for the League’s 2018 National Convention this July in sunny Virginia! An ideal spot for a history vacation, the Fredericksburg area is home to four Civil War battlefields and located just outside Washington, DC.

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