Eligible Areas for Cost Share Program

The English River watershed is grateful for the opportunity to be part of a new statewide watershed initiative, the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA), which is bringing numerous organizations and institutions together to achieve the following goals:

  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.

We are offering 75% cost share funding for best management practices on properties in select areas of Poweshiek and Iowa Counties. If your land is in one of these priority areas , you may be eligible for the cost share for the following:

  • Contour Buffer Strips
  • Conservation Cover
  • Oxbow Restoration
  • Grassed Waterways
  • Terraces
  • Farm Ponds
  • Bioreactors
  • Wetlands
  • and More!

The green areas on the map below represent the eligible areas for the cost share program. Please call us for more information at (319) 656-2310 or email englishriverwma@gmail.com.



IWA Project Partners

IWA partners include (but are not limited to) the following lead agencies, universities, non-profits, and municipalities.

  • 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
  • Silver Jackets Flood Risk Management Team

Learn more about the Iowa Watershed approach here. You can also follow the project on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.



Interested in cost-share or need more information?