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IGA Members Keep Iowa Beautiful

Loess Hills // Image courtesy of Bill Whittaker

Commercial casinos have allocated $225 million to Iowa's Environment First Fund in the past six years.

In April, communities across Iowa will celebrate two days that honor our natural resources: Earth Day, April 22; and Arbor Day, April 25. From the Loess Hills and farm lands that feed the world to the teeming waterways that criss-cross the state, we are proud that our member casinos' commitment to state conservation helps keep Iowa beautiful.

For the past six years, the state legislators have annually allocated an average of $37.5 million of the commercial casino tax revenue to the state's Environment First Fund, which works to protect, conserve, enhance and improve Iowa's natural resources. A few worthy projects that benefitted from these gaming dollars include:

  • Resource Enhancement & Protection (REAP): $12 million 
  • Soil Conservation: $6.6 million 
  • Park Operations & Maintenance: $3.7 million 
  • Water Quality Monitoring: $2.9 million 
  • Loess Hills Conservation Authority: $1 million

In the spirit of keeping Iowa beautiful, we encourage all Iowans to give extra care to our state's resources. Whether it's taking reusable bags to the store, planting native plants in your yard or volunteering in your community to help clean up, we know that together we achieve more. Happy Earth and Arbor days!

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