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Our Services Include

Project Loans | Serving As a Fiscal Agent | Bookkeeping | Grant Writing | Administration

Project Guidance & Assistance 

Welcome to Limestone Bluffs RC&D

Limestone Bluffs Resource, Conservation, and Development, Inc. (RC&D) is a non-profit corporation registered in the Eastern Iowa counties of Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones. The RC&D serves as the sponsor for various projects. Over the years, Limestone Bluffs RC&D has administered grants from a variety of federal, state and private funding sources and conducted audits of organization funds. Limestone Bluffs RC&D has orchestrated numerous projects involving hundreds of people throughout Eastern Iowa communities, providing jobs in circumstances where jobs were scarce.

Meet Limestone Bluffs RC&D New Executive Director, Michelle Turner

Current & Recent Projects

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The Limestone Bluffs RC&D Board of Directors began searching for a new Executive Director this fall after Stephanie Sagers took a new position with the Maquoketa Art Experience. Members of the Board are pleased to announce that Michelle Turner has been selected to fill the role as Executive Director.

Michelle recently completed her contract with the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District and is excited to be able to continue writing grants for the Limestone Bluffs RC&D. She worked for the Jackson SWCD for most of the past 22 years as a conservation technician and watershed coordinator. Her two biggest projects were the Farmers Creek Watershed Project and the Tete Des Morts Creek Watershed Project. Both streams were on the Iowa 303d list of impaired waters, but were recently delisted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Michelle also wrote development grants for Pleasant Creek and Prairie Creek watersheds, which allowed assessments to be completed and prepared for future projects.

Before her career as a conservationist, Michelle was a high school vocational agriculture instructor, and adjunct professor of biology for Palm Beach Community College.


Source Water Video

This film was produced by Iowa Water Quality Consulting (Becky Ohrtman) and working with Limestone Bluffs RC&D, introduces you to SOURCE WATER. What is it? Why is it important and how to locate where the catch basins are that feed your drinking water.


The film was made possible by a grant through the McDonough Foundation.

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Limestone Bluffs is not a government agency.  We are a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Our council has active projects with multi-year funding in place and is seeking support from other resources.

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