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Des Moines to Host REAP Congress January 4
Posted: 12/31/2013

The 2014 session of the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Congress will meet at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 4, in the House of Representatives chamber at the Iowa State Capitol.

The REAP Congress is made up of 90 delegates elected at the 18 regional REAP assemblies held across Iowa last fall.


Delegates at the one-day congress will discuss REAP funding, if the current REAP allocation formula should be retained, funding Iowa’s natural resources and outdoor recreation trust fund.

The recommendations of the Congress are developed and may be voted on. The recommendations are submitted to the Governor, General Assembly and or the Natural Resource Commission for further consideration.


In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of REAP, the delegates will be watching the first showing of a video detailing how the idea of REAP became a law as told by those who were there. Resource Enhancement and Protection is a state program that invests in the enhancement and protection of the state’s natural and cultural resources. Governor Branstad signed REAP into law May 27, 1989.


For more information cintact Tammie Krausman, REAP Coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 515-281-8382.