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DNR grant opportunity available to develop a statewide volunteer water quality monitoring program

  • 1/23/2020 12:11:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The DNR’s Watershed Improvement Section is accepting applications for a grant to help develop a Statewide Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program. Applications for the grant must be received by Feb. 10. The grant will provide up to $100,000 to a partner that will help carry out two objectives of the Iowa Nonpoint Source Management Plan:

  • Develop and implement a statewide campaign to inform people about water quality issues, motivate involvement, and change behavior
  • Encourage greater public participation in the monitoring and evaluation of water quality best management practices.

The partner will also provide a volunteer monitoring program that trains local watershed groups how to organize a locally-led volunteer monitoring program, use monitoring equipment, and interpret data.

More requirements of the proposals sought can be found in the applications, available at

Questions on the grant opportunity can be directed to Steve Konrady at or 515-725-8388.