Please join us for a special presentation with Larry Stone, Iowa author and nature photographer, and Bob Watson, an environmentalist who works in the Iowa wastewater industry.
“There's more than one way to mitigate flooding. Rather than only building expensive levees, dams, and other structures, we also need to manage watersheds to reduce the causes of the high water those structures are expected to contain. Perennial agriculture could re-create the complex "sponge" of vegetation that historically absorbed and held rainwater on and in the land.
Urban residents could spend political capital–rather than monetary capital–to support changes in the farm bill that would give farmers incentives to raise more perennial, sustainable crops. These crops and cropping systems–which are available now–also could ease the impacts of drought, reduce erosion and nutrient losses that contribute to hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and other waters, and provide more wildlife habitat.” This program is FREE and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the JCHNC and the Austin Izaak Walton League Chapter.
Please RSVP by March 31 by calling 507-437-7519 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.