LENEXA, KANSAS (September 19, 2019) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment.

LENEXA, KANSAS (September 12, 2019) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $3,598,000 to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to manage nonpoint source pollution in impaired watersheds throughout the state.

WEST BRANCH, IOWA (September 12, 2019) — Saturday, September 28, is National Public Lands Day, the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) organizes National Public Lands Day annually in cooperation with the National Park Service and other bureaus of the federal government.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 24, 2019) — The National Wildlife Federation and Iowa affiliate hosted a forum to discuss climate-change and immigration and the need to address these topics together. Speakers included Karin Stein of Ecomadres and Moms Clean Air Force, Michelle Bruggenthies of the Boundary Waters Action Fund, Somali refugee and Sanders Campaign staffer Abshir Omar, and State Senator Claire Celsi.  

DUNDEE, IOWA (August 23, 2019) — Oriental bittersweet is a major problem at Backbone State Park in Dundee, Iowa, and in many woodlands across the state. At Trees Forever's upcoming "What Has Wandered Into Backbone?" Workshop, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will unveil their top invasive species threats in Iowa, which finds Oriental Bittersweet right at the top of the list.  

BUFFALO, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) project in Buffalo, Iowa will be at 10AM on Saturday, August 24, 2019, on Elm Street near the intersection with Iowa 22 in Buffalo.

TAMA, IOWA (August 15, 2019) — Tribal leaders of the Meskwaki Nation joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 officials in a signing ceremony today as the Tribe assumes responsibilities to administer the Clean Water Act’s Water-Quality Standards and Certification programs.