Linn County Soil Conservation Expands Soil Health Efforts
Meet Emery Davis, the new Soil Health Coordinator for the Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership Project. This project is possible through a $306,500 grant from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Iowa Partners for Conservation Program, along with local funds from the Indian Creek Watershed Management Authority and Linn County Conservation. The funding support allowed the Linn County Soil Conservation Department to create a new position providing technical support to increase adoption of soil health practices in the Indian Creek Watershed.
“The key will be working with agricultural landowners and farmers to implement soil health building and soil sustaining practices on their own properties,” says Jon Gallagher, Linn County Soil Conservation Director. The Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership Project supports the locally adopted priorities developed through the Indian Creek Watershed Management Authority focused on improving water quality through better soil health.
Contact Linn County Soil Conservation Department to visit with Emery and learn how you can participate in the Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership!
UNI GeoTREE Center Stormwater Modeling Project
The University of Northern Iowa GeoTREE Center modeled a few stormwater sub-basins in the Lindale Mall area to determine runoff and pollutant loads. The model will be used to locate infiltration practices.