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:
- Reduce flood risks
- Improve water quality
- Increase disaster resiliency
- Engaging stakeholders
- Improving quality of life and health
- 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:
** All of our funding has been committed, and we are no longer accepting applications**
Map of Projects Built in the English River Watershed with Iowa Watershed Approach Funds 2017 – 2021
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.