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July 13, 2007
Applications are Available for the Rail Revolving Loan and Grant
Iowa rail supporters like you helped the RRLGP receive a $2 million state appropriation for FY2008 to continue this assistance. Thank you for your past and future support for this program!
The RRLGP provides assistance to
Citizens Asked to Share Concerns at Illegal Dumping Forums
The public is invited to attend any of the forums. The first will be held in Des Moines July 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wallace State Office Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 502 E 9th St. The second will be held the evening of July 17 in Cedar Rapids at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library at 30 16th Avenue SW from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The third forum will be broadcast July 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. over the Iowa Communications Network from an origination site in Atlantic, Iowa. Citizens can participate at the Atlantic Middle School, Room 109, 1100 Linn St, Atlantic, or attend one of six other meeting sites: Albia High School, Room 302, 503 B Avenue East, Albia; Great River Area Education Agency, 3601 West Avenue, Burlington; DMACC – Carroll Campus, Room 144, 906 North Grant Road, Carroll; Eastern Iowa Community College, Room 300, Kahl Educational Center, 326 West 3rd Street, Davenport; University of Dubuque, Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Technology Center Room T201, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque; or North Iowa Area Community College, Activity Center Room 106, 500 College Drive, Mason City.
For more than a decade the DNR has partnered with local governments and like-minded organizations to curb this blight on property and communities, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on cleanup and enforcement activities. Surveys and focus groups reveal that indifference and the unlikelihood of getting caught are the chief reasons people illegally dump tires, appliances, construction and demolition waste, and even hazardous chemicals. Reporting, enforcement, and publicized convictions are vital to curbing illegal dumping or stockpiling of tires.
“Iowa governments are faced with a lack of adequate funding for a concerted coordinated effort to prevent and clean up illegal dumping and tire stockpiles.” said Jeff Geerts, program planner for the Environmental Services Division of the DNR. “Yet illegal dumping has serious effects on our quality of life. We need everyone aware of the problem and willing to help solve it. Attending these forums, telling their stories, and helping us with planning will build commitment to solutions.”
For more information about remedying illegal dumping in Iowa, go to www.iowadnr.gov/waste/sw/illdump.html.
July 17, 2007
July 18, 2007
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2007 Steering Committee Meetings will be held on the following dates
2007 Steering Committee Chairs
For more information on the steering committees and a complete list of 2007 Steering Committee Members, please click here. If you have questions please email email@example.com or call 515.244.7181
NHPRC Grant Applications Available
“Excellence in Action” Award Program
Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC)