(DES MOINES) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for a grant designed to help locally-led groups develop water quality improvement efforts in Iowa communities.
Groups can request Watershed Planning Grants from $10,000 to $50,000 to develop plans to improve a local river, lake or stream on the state’s impaired waters list. Offered by the DNR’s Watershed Improvement Program, the grants help local groups passionate about improving water quality create a Watershed Management Plan, which identifies problems in the watershed and proposes solutions for better water quality. Making changes in the watershed (the land that drains to a lake, river or stream) can reduce pollution reaching our waters.
To apply, contact your local basin coordinator to get started. In western Iowa, contact Bob Waters at 712-243-2913, ext. 207 or email Bob.Waters@iowaagriculture.gov
Applications for Watershed Planning Grants and Watershed Implementation Grants are due April 2 at 4:30 p.m. For application forms, contact information and additional details, visit watershed.iowadnr.gov.