On the Land is where we make our home and spend time with our loved ones.  Most families presume a quality of life on their own property based on their own activities. However, that quality of life is not always insured when the activities of other families on their surrounding properties are taken into account.  What we do on our land, what we plant and the chemicals used can impact our neighbors downslope and/or downstream. As we live closer to one another, depend increasingly on chemicals applied to the land to raise food stuffs and our needs for food sources grow it is important to have a cohesive, sustainable plan in place to protect not just our quality of life, but, in fact, our very lives! To this end, it will require a partnership of all residents of Dickinson County and the State of Iowa to create this kind of environment that we can all not just exist in, but be healthy and thrive in as well.