amana pondIowa City-area residents can hear from two noteworthy environmental nonprofits during a meeting coming up later this month.

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IOWA CITY – The non-profit organization Environmental Advocates will host its annual meeting on Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 pm at the Iowa City Public Library. There will be a short Environmental Advocates business meeting followed by a presentation by Suzan Erem, co-founder and president of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT) who will discuss and take questions about how to secure a healthy food supply for Iowans by securing the land around our communities making it affordable for new farmers.

Iowa imports 90 percent of its food while the next generation of fruit, vegetable and small livestock farmers are locked out of farming by the high price of land. SILT is a statewide nonprofit launched in early 2015 by some of the most respected leaders in Iowa to permanently protect land for the purpose of growing healthy food.

In addition, David Burt of Four Square Meal will provide a sampling of canapés with a variety of in-season toppings to sample and will describe the service he provides.

Environmental Advocates has been raising local awareness about safe water, wetland restoration recycling, participating in river clean-up events, committing start-up support for budding environmental organizations, and providing financial support for promising local environmental projects for over 25 years. To learn more about EA, visit