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Posted on: April 25, 2018

EPA Announces $200,000 Brownfield Grant to Dubuque

The City of Dubuque will receive a $200,000 brownfields cleanup grant to be used to clean up the 0.3-acre West Blum property located at 411 East 15th Street as part of the Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation Project.

The site is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, and heavy metals in the soil and groundwater. The grant funds will also be used to conduct community meetings to engage the surro...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Dubuque Receives 2018 River Action Eddy Award for Bee Branch Creek Restoration Project

The City of Dubuque’s Bee Branch Creek Restoration Project was recently awarded a 2018 Eddy Award for design from River Action.

The annual Eddy Awards are presented to those who have made the Mississippi River a cleaner, safer, more vibrant, and integral part of the community. Awards are presented in the categories of art, design, revitalization, river activity, education, and ste...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Dubuque Named a Tree City USA

Dubuque was recently named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the City of Dubuque’s commitment to effective urban forest management.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

Dubuque achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements:...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Sections of Dubuque Nominated as Opportunity Zones

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Two sections of Dubuque have been nominated by the State of Iowa to become Opportunity Zones as part of a new federal program to encourage long-term investments in low-income zones.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Launches Adopt-A-Spot Program

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, the City of Dubuque has launched an Adopt-A-Spot program to encourage individuals, businesses, school groups, and other organizations to play an active role in keeping the community clean and beautiful.

The program allows participants to “adopt” a public space such as a street, waterway, park, or storm drain and make a commitment to regularly clean and maintain the spot for no less than one year. Adopted spots must be on City of Dubuq...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

EPA Region 7 Recognizes City of Dubuque with Award for Environmental Practices

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 recently recognized the City of Dubuque and John Deere Dubuque Works for their outstanding contributions to environmentalism and sustainability at Superfund sites.

April 19, 2018 Announcement:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 today recognized the City of Dubuque and John Deere Dubuque Works for their outstanding contributions to environmentalism and sustainability at Superfund sites.

Following a...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Drones Allow City Staff to Cover More Ground

City of Dubuque UAV Pilot

The City of Dubuque recently began utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, as efficient, safe, and effective inspection tools.

Several City departments use drones to aid in emergency responses, inspect critical infrastructure, access hard-to-reach areas, and record aerial video for public information efforts. 

Over the past year, members of the City’s fire depar...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Parking Expanded at Intermodal Parking Facility in Millwork District

The City of Dubuque’s Intermodal Parking Facility at 351 E. Ninth St. in the Millwork District has an additional 82 parking spaces on the facility’s second level available for general public use.

The expansion of general public parking follows the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transportation Administration’s (FTA) approval of the City’s request.  The parking facility was built with an approved shared use of...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Special Projects Grants Deadline Extended

The City of Dubuque and the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission are accepting competitive applications from all interested parties for special projects grants for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 grant cycle, which runs July 1, 2018--June 30, 2019.

The deadline for applications has been extended to midnight on Thursday, April 26. A new grant workshop has also been added and will be held at noon on Thursday, April 19, at the Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Ave. Information on how to apply, ...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

City Offers 'WaterSmart' Tool for Water Customers

A free, new and improved water management tool and online payment portal, WaterSmart, is now available to City of Dubuque water customers. WaterSmart replaces DBQ IQ, the City’s previously offered water management tool.

The WaterSmart platform enables City water customers to monitor their water usage and costs with an easy-to-use web and mobile portal. The WaterSmart system gathers and analyzes data from the water meters installed as part of the City of Dubuque’s communi...

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