from Dawn: Bill McCracken spoke at the Washington County Board of Supervisors Meeting Tuesday morning about two CAFOs that the Horras family is constructing on the Washington side of the Jefferson County/Washington County line. These two CAFOs are in the Lake Darling watershed and any run off would probably close the beach. I talked with Bill after the meeting and offered to help. Washington has not passed the Master Matrix.
The next BOS (Board of Supervisors) meeting is Tuesday and I plan to attend. I sent an email to them asking them to discuss the Master Matrix; who knows if they will.
This is a link that has some info about the Master Matrix. http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/LandStewardship/AnimalFeedingOperations/Confinements/ConstructionRequirements/Permitted/MasterMatrix.aspx
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is a statewide group that is working for clean air and water, and some other issues also. This is their contact info:
|Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement2001 Forest Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311-3229515-282-0484 . www.iowacci.org