Cost Share

The English River watershed is part of the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) program, a statewide initiative bringing numerous organizations and institutions together to achieve the following:

  1. Reduce flood risks
  2. Improve water quality
  3. Increase disaster resiliency
  4. Engaging stakeholders
  5. Improving quality of life and health
  6. Develop a program that can be replicated across the Midwest and the U.S.

Eligible Conservation Practices

Through a generous federal grant, we have been able to provide technical assistance and 90% cost sharing for projects on properties in select areas of Poweshiek and Iowa Counties. Eligible projects include:

  • Ponds
  • Terraces
  • Bioreactors
  • Sediment Detention Basins
  • Storm Water Detention Basins
  • Saturated / Buffer strips
  • Wetland Restoration/creation
  • Grassed Waterways
  • Oxbow Restoration
  • Floodplain Restoration
  • Perennial Cover/Grass
  • Prairie STRIPS

** All of our funding has been committed, and we are no longer accepting applications**

Iowa Watershed Approach Project partners include: 

Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management, University of Iowa, Iowa Flood Center, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, National Resources Conservation Service, County Soil & Water Conservation Districts, The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Agricultural Water Alliance, Resource Conservation & Development, Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Association of Counties, and the Silver Jackets Flood Risk Management Team.