This year’s Environmental Lobby Day/REAP Day is Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organized by the Iowa Reap Alliance and the Iowa Environmental Council (IEC), this is a great opportunity to speak with legislators about the importance of protecting Iowa’s natural resources and show support for funding REAP and the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund.
Over 30 organizations will be present, including INHF, to hand out information and show support. Wear blue to show lawmakers that you support policies that protect clean water and a healthy environment.
Iowa State Capitol
1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
8:30 a.m. – Exhibitors set up in the rotunda; optional citizen lobbyist training (room 102)
9 a.m. – Exhibits open in the rotunda; visits with legislators begin
10 a.m. – Speaker program in the rotunda:
- Sen. Dvorsky (D-Johnson)
- Sen. Johnson (R-Osceola)
- Margo Underwood, chair, Iowa Natural Resource Commission
- Mark Ackelson, president emeritus, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
- Ralph Rosenberg, executive director, Iowa Environmental Council
1:00 p.m. – Exhibit hours end
Make sure to register if you plan to attend the lobby day. If you can’t attend, but still would like to help advance programs and policies that protect Iowa’s resources, contact your legislator and ask for support in protecting Iowa’s land, water and air.
Further questions can be directed to Katy Heggen, IEC Communications & Outreach Director.