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Des Moines to Host REAP Congress Jan. 7
Posted: 01/03/2012
The 2012 session of the REAP Congress will meet at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 7, 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, county conservation funding options, and review the REAP grant scoring criteria based on input from the assemblies.

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.

Delegates will be welcomed by Chuck Gipp, deputy director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The keynote speaker is former DNR Director Larry Wilson.

Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP)
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 on May 27, 1989.