Iowa Ag Secretary Receives Environmental Award

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recently became the first state Secretary of Agriculture to receive the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWANational Environmental Achievement Award for excellence in Public Service.

 “It is an honor to receive this recognition from such a distinguished organization that has a long history of working on water quality issues,” stated Sec. Northey.  “Our approach has always been to work together with point sources to address water quality, an issue we all care about.  This award is an opportunity to highlight the tremendous work that has been done in Iowa and to showcase our leadership role nationally in addressing water quality.”

Northey was selected for this honor for his leadership in establishing and growing the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and for working in a collaborative manner with both point sources and nonpoint sources to improve water quality.  More information about the Iowa Water Quality Initiative can be found at

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