Washington Evening Journal
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Washington, IA 52353
Hospice of Washington County is the first agency in the county to receive an Iowa Department of Agriculture Land Stewardship grant.
Successful projects were to focus on adoption and implementation of urban conservation practices that provide nutrient load reductions to water resources in combination with outreach and education components demonstrating how projects will work to support the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Applicants for the Water Quality grant needed to demonstrate the ability to deliver low-impact development strategies and practices and have established strong partnerships with stakeholders that have or will be contributing significant resources to the project.
Desired outcomes for these projects were to include concentrated efforts to demonstrate urban conservation practices paired with strong outreach/education components to disseminate information on these practices. The education and outreach components will promote increased awareness and adoption of available practices and technologies for achieving reductions in nutrient loads to surface waters.
The Hospice of Washington County project will serve as a local and regional hub for demonstrating urban conservation practices and providing practice information to other communities.