David asked Hague what his goals are for the region and Iowa in particular.
“[I] Really want to build that relationship, continue some of the work that’s been done, to build good rapport, communication, I’m the kind of person that likes to meet with people face to face, hear their issues, concerns and a chance to talk about what EPA’s doing.” Hague says, “My perception is, Iowa’s been a real leader in the nutrient reduction effort and they’ve had a good aggressive nutrient reduction strategy. We’ve been supportive of that movement. Moving forward we want to be a partner with them and other federal agencies, academic institutions, state partners, and stakeholders.”
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a plan led by Iowa State University, the Iowa DNR and Iowa Department of Agriculture. Its goal is to reduce nutrients from point and non-point sources to Iowa waters and the Gulf of Mexico through voluntary measures.