Mar 21, 2023 12:00 PM
Ross Evelsizer
Northeast Iowa RC&D Conservation and Environmental Challenges

DRC Sponsor: Kim Bonnet

Ross Evelsizer, Natural Resources Projects Director for Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), was recently honored as a New Voice in Water Quality by the Conservation Learning Group, a think tank based at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges. The award, inaugurated in 2022, recognizes Iowans who have shown a commitment to advancing conversations, taking action, and advocating for water quality improvements that benefit all Iowans within the past 10 years.

Ross has facilitated watershed and landscape resiliency planning for the Turkey, Upper Iowa, and Wapsipinicon watersheds, leading to the installation of dozens of best management practices that have reduced the impact of flooding and improved water quality in the region. He has also been instrumental in helping Northeast Iowa farmers expand their agricultural production through multi-cropping, working with growers to implement cropping systems that project soil heath, reduce flooding, and improve water quality while expanding market opportunities by planting and harvesting multiple crops from the same field in the same growing season. Ross will speak to our group about the Northeast Iowa RC&D and his focused efforts addressing conservation and environmental stewardship.

Northeast Iowa RC&D is a 501(c)(3) organization serving a seven-county region including Allamakee, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties, as well as outside the area when benefits are expected to come back to the region.


**Please complete your meal sign-up prior to the meeting, preferably not later than close of business Monday. Our face-to-face meeting will be hosted at the VFW. The meal sign-up, meeting announcment, and any other logistical information will be distributed in advance to all members by email.