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Jasper County interested in IDALS partnership to improve water quality

April 19, 2023  By Christopher Braunschweig | Newton Daily News

In an effort to protect water quality and reduce nutrient loss, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship wants to work with Jasper County supervisors to install a number of bioreactors and saturated buffers between farm fields and local watersheds.

Matt McDonald, water quality initiative projects coordinator at IDALS, works on land improvement projects involving conservation practices across the state. McDonald told the board of supervisors on March 21 that the state wants to pursue a project in Jasper County to install 25 saturated buffers and bioreactors. | READ MORE

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