Summer is ending, but the work for clean water continues
As summer draws to a close, we would like to thank you for following along with Weekly Water Watch and supporting IEC through our biggest fundraiser of the year last night - Pro H2O. Despite the virtual format, we still had over 150 clean water supporters tune into the program. Because of you, we are able to continue our clean water work heading into next year. And that work is more necessary than ever.
Due to the severe drought that impacted much of the state this summer, it’s difficult to draw conclusions about this year’s advisory numbers. However, it hasn’t reduced the pattern that we see year after year – contaminated beaches that put swimmers’ health at risk. COVID-19 impacted Iowans’ plans this summer, but it didn’t keep us from our parks and beaches. Iowa state and county parks saw tremendous park, trail, and beach visitation. Our outdoor spaces are incredibly important for our health and quality of life – and this summer demonstrated how much Iowans value them.
That’s why we appreciate your support so much, especially as the season changes and we head into preparation for the 2021 legislative session. Your voices will be crucial to make a positive impact on these issues at the Capitol next year. Sign up for our Legislative News Bulletinto stay updated on water-related policy and continue the conversation with us until Weekly Water Watch returns next summer.
And you can still support us through Pro H2O! You can make a donation of any size, or bid on items in our virtual auction through Sunday. Thank you again for your support!