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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 www.iowadnr.gov/watershed.

Questions on the grant opportunity can be directed to Steve Konrady at Steven.Konrady@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-8388.