We have the experts. We have the site. We have the meeting. We have the date. We just need to get there! Our next step is to fly to Basra, Iraq, meet with the land donors, preview the test sites, and collect soil and water pilot samples for analysis. All of our ground expenses are covered by our hosts - but not our airfare. Due to fund source restrictions on both ends of the project, we need alternative means to cover our international flights. After that, we'll use any funds from our stretch goal to pay for pilot lab work (tests can range from $10 to $1800 per sample), and to pay student researchers to keep the lab work running as we monitor results. Our University will even match all funds we raise, so your donations only have to cover the cost of one ticket to kick off the project!