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Posted on: September 13, 2018

11th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference Slated Oct. 2-3

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Civil rights legend Andrew Young and former Iowa Governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be featured speakers at the 11th annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque on Oct. 2 and 3.

Ambassador Young is a former U.S. congressman, mayor of Atlanta, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He and Vilsack will share the stage at the conference's keynote luncheon on the first day of the event. Their presentation will focus on the impact...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Public Invited to Soil Quality Restoration Demonstration at Valentine Park

The public is invited to attend a demonstration on soil quality restoration (SQR) on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Valentine Park, 860 Valentine Dr. in Dubuque. An alternate rain date is Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The demonstration, hosted by the Catfish Creek Watershed Management Authority (CCWMA) and the City of Dubuque, is education and promotion of a new cost share program that offers all landowners within the Catfish Creek Watershed financial incentives to ins...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

City Seeks Input on Curbside Collection Operations

A study currently under way will review current curbside collection operations and evaluate potential options for automating the collection for trash, seek community input to develop a path towards Zero Waste, and evaluate financial models for funding.

The City of Dubuque is collaborating with Foth, a science and engineering consulting firm, to review the City’s curbside collection operations and start planning a path towards Zero Waste.  The study will review current curbside collect...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Bell Named Dubuque’s Sustainable Community Coordinator

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Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen has appointed Gina Bell as the City’s sustainable community coordinator. Bell, a Dubuque native, will begin her employment with the City on Monday, Oct 1.

“Gina’s background in sustainability and economic development and her engagement work with diverse communities make her tremendously qualified for this important position,” said Van Milligen.  “Her skills and philosophy combined with her understa...

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