Public Meeting Reminder for the 10,000 head cattle & methane digester operation planned for Bloody Run(post contains video)

DNR Public Meeting to discuss Walz Energy project for a 20,000 head/year cattle operation & methane digester planned for Bloody Run
Wed, October 11, 4pm – 6pm
Elkader City Hall, 207 N. Main St., Elkader, OCIO – Public Meetings
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss a stormwater construction permit for a potential energy facility, Walz Energy, located near Monona. At the meeting, the DNR will discuss the facility’s individual stormwater permit for soil-disturbing activities during construction. For more information, please contact Eric Wiklund at 515-725-0313 or; or Joe Griffin at 515-725-8417 or Check the DNR website at  for permitting details.

Read Clayton County CAN post regarding this under construction project.

We believe the DNR should respond to questions and comments about Walz Energy on other topics including but not limited to:

  • what runoff from the site may have already occurred during the 4+ months that construction has proceeded without a permit
  • why this construction was allowed to move forward, with DNR concurrence, without the required permit
  • what other state, federal, and/or local permits might be required before operation of the facility begins
  • whether a manure management plan will be required
  • whether an industrial discharge permit will be required
  • what air quality controls/permit/monitoring will be in place to prevent escape of methane, which is a powerful greenhouse gas
  • what emergency plans will be required to prevent any accidental runoff or discharge to the Bloody Run Creek watershed