The Raccoon River Watershed Association will hold an open meeting for the public to discuss the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ plans for nutrient reduction in the Raccoon River. Iowa has been charged by the EPA with the task of reducing nitrogen and phosphorus in the Raccoon and other rivers in the state. The Iowa DNR has been focusing upon reducing pollution from "point sources."

Bill Ehm, Iowa DNR Division Director of Environmental Services, will address RRWA members and the public at the Jefferson Community Center at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.