Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Conservation Education Program (CEP)
The Conservation Education Program receives $350,000 of REAP funds annually. This money is awarded to grantees for programs that teach people of all ages about their environment and how to make intelligent, informed decisions about its well-being. Grant applications are reviewed two times annually. To be eligible for funding, applications must be emailed by no later than 5 pm Iowa time by May 15 or November 1 unless those days fall on a weekend or a day when state offices are closed.
Stream & Watershed Management Workshops (SWIM)
The Stream and Watershed Integrated Management workshop is designed to train individuals who work with stream/watershed principles and practices. It includes presentations by watershed and stream management professionals from Iowa State University, Iowa DNR, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship - Division of Soil Conservation, and the USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The security of Iowa's water resources is important to all Iowans and an important part of the Iowa DNR's mission. This website was created to assist water supply and wastewater operators with protecting Iowa's water resources. This site focuses on protecting water and the infrastructure needed to produce and distribute drinking water. This site includes resources and links to information useful in assessing vulnerability, putting into place protective measures, and developing emergency plans.