Monday, April 27, 2015

Honey Bees arrive at Honey Creek Resort State Park

Three bee hives arrived at Honey Creek Resort State Park, located on Rathbun Lake in southern Iowa, just in time to help kick off the National Association of Conservation District’s 60th year of celebrating stewardship week, April 26 – May 3, with the 2015 theme: Local Heroes – Your Hardworking Pollinators. Click on the What's New tab to read more about it. 


Friday, April 10, 2015

Board Members Recognized for Service

Rathbun Land and Water Alliance Board members Bruce George, John Glenn, and John Sellers received recognition at the group's quarterly meeting today, April 10, 2015. The three gentlemen were recognized as founding and still serving board members. 
Pictured at left (L-R) are Iowa Division of Soil Conservation Director, Jim Gillespie, Rathbun Land and Water Alliance President, John Glenn, John Sellers, and Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig. Not pictured: Board Member, Bruce George. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rathbun Lake watershed landowners take action to protect Rathbun Lake


Since the Rathbun Land and Water Alliance's Protect Rathbun Lake Project began in 2004, nearly 600 landowners have worked with project staff to implement conservation practices that protect Rathbun Lake. Rathbun Lake is the water source for Rathbun Regional Water Association, which provides drinking water to 80,000 people in 51 communities and 18 counties in southern Iowa and northern Missouri.

The action taken by these landowners has reduced sediment delivery to Rathbun Lake by
44,000 tons per acre, per year. Phosphorus delivery to Rathbun Lake has been reduced by more than 190,000 pounds annually.

More than one million feet of terraces and 550 grade stabilization structures and sediment basins have been installed by these landowners.

To date, landowners have contributed $4.2 million to the protection of Rathbun Lake by installing best management practices.

Click on the Rathbun Lake Protectors tab to learn more about the Rathbun Lake Watershed landowners who have taken action to protect Rathbun Lake.