Tired of waiting for clean water? #EnviroLobbyDay is just days away.

The eagle from the Iowa state flag is shown holding a banner that reads "clear and clean, not brown and green."

Turns out he supports clean water, too.

Photograph of the Iowa State Capitol with text "legislative news"

Members of Iowa’s conservation and environmental communities are joining together on February 26, 2013, to voice the importance of caring for this land we all love!

Together, Iowans from all walks of life will urge lawmakers to provide strong state funding for programs that protect our land, water and natural resources.

Where:  Iowa State Capitol building, Des Moines – First floor rotunda
When:  Tuesday, February 26, 2013, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

This year’s event will be especially memorable because individuals and organizations that belong to the Iowa Environmental Council, Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Alliance and the Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy (IWLL) Coalition are all planning to turn out in large numbers to support clean water and a healthy Iowa environment.

Participants are being asked to wear blue shirts when they are at the Capitol so they can be identified with the clean water we all want.

Please join in any of these activities that you can:

  • 8:00 a.m.  Preview briefing at the Wallace Building Auditorium. This will include background on the movement to raise the sales tax to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund and tips for how to talk your legislators about the fund.  Then we’ll walk across the street to the Capitol together.
  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Talk with your elected representatives in person about why protecting Iowa’s air, water, and land really matters.  Iowa Environmental Council, REAP Alliance, and Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy Coalition team members will be on hand to support you, and there will be talking points about legislative priorities available  It also never hurts to bring a friend to join you as you chat with legislators.
  • 11:00 a.m.  News conference in the rotunda regarding the legislative issues and conservation funding.

All day (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) you can also visit booths for many Iowa conservation and environmental organizations.

Commit to attend Lobby Day in person and the Iowa Environmental Council will send you updates about the event by e-mail!  Visit http://envirolobbyday.eventbrite.com or click the button below to sign up.

Eventbrite - Commit to attend 2013 Environmental Lobby Day!

Can’t travel to Des Moines?  This is the perfect time to join the Council’s Action Alert Network.  On February 26, the Council will e-mail you a link to contact your legislators via e-mail.  It’s a great way to participate from wherever you live.  And as an Action Alert Volunteer, you’ll be ready to speak out to decision-makers on a variety of environmental issues right when it matters most.