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The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved 22 Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) grants during its October meeting. The grants totaled more than $3 million.
Established in 1989, the Resource Enhancement and Protection program has funded nearly $389 million for city, county and state park projects that have included water quality improvements, habitat protection, roadside prairies, historical development and conservation education.
The following grants were approved at the Oct. 12 meeting.
REAP City Parks & Open Spaces
Small Cities Category
Medium Cities Category
Large Cities Category
REAP County Conservation Boards
Private Public Cost-Share
To learn more about REAP, consider attending a local REAP assembly. REAP assemblies are held across the state every two years, and are a great opportunity for local citizens to learn more about REAP, work with like-minded citizens who are also interested in natural resource work, and share ideas on how REAP can work better for your county or community.
Attendees have the chance to identify opportunities for regional projects, and review and recommend changes in policies, programs and funding. Dates, location and time for the 10 remaining assemblies in October are available at www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/REAP/REAP-Public-Participation/REAP-Regional-Assemblies.
Delegates elected from each region during the fall assemblies will attend the statewide REAP Congress in January 2024, in Des Moines. Regional priorities will be voted on by the entire REAP Congress and sent to the Governor and legislature. Through this process, Iowans help preserve Iowa’s rich and diverse natural environment for generations.
Check out www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/REAP/Projects-by-County to discover REAP projects across Iowa. For more information about REAP, go to www.iowadnr.gov/reap