Clayton County Residents Help Plan Your Future!

Please take a few minutes to complete the Clayton County Comprehensive Plan Survey. Your input will help the countywide comprehensive plan steering committee understand what residents want the future of Clayton County to look like, and will help the county identify goals and strategies to guide planning and development in the coming years. Complete the […]

Support for Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Soars

Statewide Poll: Seven-in-ten Iowans favor 3/8 cent sales tax as solution Des Moines, Iowa — As Iowa’s elected leaders make water quality measures and tax reform top priorities in 2018, a coalition of conservation, outdoor recreation, and agriculture leaders today released results of a statewide scientific poll showing a record number of likely Iowa voters […]

Mark your Calendar: Fund the Trust Day

Join us at the Capitol. It’s time to fund the Trust! On Monday, February 12, we’re headed to the Capitol to let our legislators know that after years of waiting, it’s time to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. We are on the verge of better water quality and natural resources protection for generations to […]

Presentation: This is Your Land – Clayton County Conservation

Tuesday, January 23rd 5:30 p.m. Osborne Nature Center “Maybe you weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth, but like every American, you carry the deed to 635 million acres of public lands.” -John Garamendi Public Lands are a defining feature of American life. Millions of citizens each year visit the most extraordinary treasures […]

DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease Jan. 18 in Harpers Ferry & Elkader, ahead of deer tissue collection effort

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a special scientific collection effort Jan. 20-28, in targeted areas of Allamakee and Clayton counties near where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in wild Iowa deer. The effort will be discussed during two public meetings on Jan. 18 – one at 2 p.m. at the Harpers Ferry Community Center and […]

Iowa Environmental Council Action Alert

Iowa DNR has recently announced it is launching a new “Triennial Review” for 2018-2020. As required by the Clean Water Act, Iowa must conduct a review of our state water quality standards every three years. The purpose of the Triennial Review is to give members of the public the opportunity to tell DNR what they […]

Attend the next Clean Energy Breakfast featuring Heather Zichal

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE DECEMBER CLAYTON COUNTY CLEAN ENERGY BREAKFAST Featured Speaker: Heather Zichal Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change during the Barack Obama administration Topic: Read more  & Let them know you are coming     When: Friday, December 8th, 8:00 a.m. Where: Johnson’s Restaurant, Elkader, IA  Cost: FREE to attend Share This:

DNR Stormwater Permit Hearing Summary

Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network (CCCAN) presented a statement  which was critical of the Iowa Department of Natural Resource’s (IDNR) handling of the Walz Energy permitting process at a public hearing in Elkader on Nov. 29. Well over 100 people, some standing room only and spilling out into the hallway, were in attendance and dozens […]