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Conservation Band-Aids or Real Watershed Changes? An Evening with Bob Watson

When Sep 12, 2013
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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If your city or county is subject to flood issues; if your city's water and sewer rates continue to climb because of increased regulation, you have the justification and political capital to become involved in and change why those things are happening to you.

Join Bob Watson at 7 pm on Thursday September 12 at Decorah Public Library for a presentation that will introduce crops and cropping systems that will mitigate future flooding and non-point ag pollution (the reason for increased water and sewer rates) without sacrificing food and manufacturing needs.

The presentation will introduce a language and contextual story that people may not be familiar with. Descriptions of why confinements and feedlots pollute, modern floods and their ag origins, the drought, non-point pollution and the "Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy," the link between food and fracking, and the very important revitalization of rural America will be discussed.

This description will be followed by a prescription for creating a non-polluting biologically benign- and beneficial- soil building agriculture which will mitigate many of the problems. The descriptions of the problems may be different, but since they are all ag related, the prescription for solving them is the same.

After this evening, you will be able to use this language and contextual story to understand and discuss, or become involved in, these issues. And if you want, you can use your political capital to help create a new clean and healthy agriculture.

Bob Watson is an environmental activist who makes his living in the wastewater industry. Bob has been presenting on the unintended consequences of the adoption of industrial agricultural models for 20 years.

To preview the presentation, go to appendix G.

The presentation is free and open to the public.  


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