Sustainable Environment DASHBOARD
Sustainable Environment includes a total of eleven (11) recommendations across five (5) sub-categories: Clean Water, Clean air + Energy, Neighborhoods, Land Conservation, Eco Education. The bar chart below highlights the status of the 11 recommendations. For more detail on the status of specific recommendations, please scroll down to the Recommendation Tracker. Status information will be updated periodically to reflect the work of our community partners, coordinators and champions who are tracking updates.
Each recommendation has a unique identification number, linking it back to it's category (in this case, Sustainable Environment is B) and differentiating it from the 109 other plan recommendations.
Recommendation Highlight - Emerald Ash Borer Readiness Plan #B3b - link to the map
Complete / Ongoing
- Data Will be Updated Bi-Annually to Align with Council Reports -
RECOMMENDATIONS - AT A GLANCE
► Complete and monitor Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation - B1a
► Implement the Catfish Creek Watershed Management Plan - B1b
RECOMMENDATIONS - DETAILS & STATUS
Continue the efforts of the Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation Project to mitigate health and environmental hazards in Washington, Point, and North End neighborhoods. B1a
► Status: Underway
- Lower and Upper Branches of Bee Branch Creek Complete. See the December 2020 Update newsletter.
- Connection of two branches slated for Summer 2021.
- National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (NMRMA) Mussel Drop in 2020 to improve health of the creek.
- Multicultural Family Center's Summer Teen Employment Program (STEP) Program engaging youth in stewardship days, in partnership with the City and NRMRA.
Continue to implement the Catfish Creek Watershed Management Plan to protect creeks, sensitive ecological habitats, and promote conservation-minded development. B1b
► Status: Complete/Ongoing
- Plan implementation continues, and has evolved to include a Nutrient Reduction Program, a partnership of the City, County (under the Soil & Water Conservation District) and Iowa Department of Natural Resources. It serves as the first of it's kind in Iowa and a model for other communities.
- In August 2020, the City of Dubuque hosted a Farmer Field Day. Check out the videos created about the Nutrient Reduction Program:
- Get the downstream view with the Mississippi River Watershed Report Cards: