Iowa Water & Land Legacy Coalition to host public forums to discuss conservation budget

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Iowa Water and Land Legacy coalition members are hosting a statewide series of public forums to highlight the need for continued funding for water quality, soil conservation and outdoor recreation programs.

At a time when Iowa’s waters are at their dirtiest in recorded history, and the state is losing five tons of topsoil per acre each year, funding for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship are at historically record lows, making up less than one percent of the 2012 state budget.

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