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Current Watershed Improvement Grant Opportunities

June 19, 2024: There are currently no Watershed Improvement Grant opportunities available for applications at this time. We will continue to update this space and utilize EcoNewsWire press releases to announce future opportunities where applicable. Thank you for your applications and ongoing interest in Iowa's water quality improvement!

The Water Quality Improvement Section has a new factsheet about the DNR's efforts to investigate the prevalence, sources, and risk factors related to E. coli bacteria and other pathogens at Iowa's beaches. The factsheet is available for download here.


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Get Involved

Learn how communities can come together to reduce flood risk and improve water quality by forming a Watershed Management Authority.

Planning for Water Quality
Learn more about Iowa's Nonpoint Source Management Plan

Iowa Watershed Successes

Learn about how Iowans are improving the land for better water quality, including projects to improve trout fishing, to protect mussels, to give new life to well-loved recreational lakes and rivers, and more in our annual booklet, Working for Clean Water.

More Iowa watershed successes from the U.S. EPA