The key to success of the RC&D Program is the local people.
The program provides assistance to local people to address local problems and needs.
The volunteer board and committees working on projects is what makes the program work.
The Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority works to bring people and communities together to plan and voluntarily protect local drinking water, support positive soil health practices, reduce flooding and improve overall water quality within the watershed area.
This group is comprised of 35 entities: cities, counties, soil and water conservation districts and a lake district - all located within the Maquoketa River Watershed.
The MR WMA hopes to leverage funds to plan and execute projects within a nine-county area of Eastern Iowa with a goal of improving the environment, lowering nitrate levels in drinking water and mitigating flooding.
Limestone Bluffs RC&D is serving as facilitator for this organization.
Regional Cultural Council
The Limestone Bluffs Regional Cultural Council was formed in 2015 to preserve, protect, interpret and promote Iowa’s art, culture and history. With local input, the RCC Executive Committee serves as a catalyst for the creative economy. The organization supports economic vitality, cultural diversity and historic preservation.
The RCC Executive Committee is currently working several projects that promote
art, history and cultural preservation throughout six counties in Eastern Iowa and
is obtaining assistance from Limestone Bluffs RC&D.
River Bend Local Foods
River Bend Local Foods encourages the purchase and enjoyment of locally grown
food! Formerly a Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter, River Bend Local Foods is a consumer education program that strives to provide technical support to community-based groups working to strengthen regional markets for locally grown foods. Local assistance for this chapter is provided by USDA-NRCS through Limestone Bluffs Resource Conservation & Development.
Solar Energy Fairs
Limestone Bluffs RC&D worked with local community partners to sponsor three Solar Energy Fairs. Tipton hosted a fair in 2016, and both Manchester and Monticello were sites for events in early 2017. The Solar Energy Fairs provided education and resources to farmers, business owners, homeowners and leaders in
local government interested in utilizing solar energy systems. Each event featured
educational speakers, a vendor fair and a solar energy crawl that showcased on-
location visits to working solar installations in the area. Each event was free and open to the public.
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