John Norwood is a Polk County Soil and Water Commissioner. Readers can email comments to Dan Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to the address enclosed at the end of this post. -promoted by Laura Belin
Friends, Polk County Residents, Iowans,
Below, please find public comments I filed with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last week on our 2018 Impaired Waters List. The public comment period closes December 28.
My most important takeaway and message to Iowans is that our impaired waters need to be addressed by first, modernizing the vision for our state’s agricultural “machine,” and second, looking at how to support that new vision through systems, conservation infrastructure, policies and practices, and local, regional, national, or international markets.