Local Groups


Mitchell County Conservation Board

This group oversees the health and general welfare of county museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, county forest, wildlife and other conservation areas to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of people.

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Iowa Rivers Revival

A statewide nonprofit leading Iowans to protect, restore, and enjoy our rivers. We envision healthy, free-flowing rivers that connect Iowa’s communities and provide access for all to use and enjoy.

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Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project

The Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project addresses two state-designated water quality impairments—stream biology and bacteria—by engaging landowners in urban and rural areas to adopt beneficial conservation practices and sustainable land-use management.

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Corn, cows…and trout

Silver Creek Watershed coordinator Neil Shaffer is achieving his four goals—reduce soil loss, improve water quality, enhance wildlife habitat, and increase net farm income—because of a cascade of cooperation.

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2022 | Boone River Watershed

Farmers, Boone River Watershed Partnership, The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Rivers Revival, Iowa Soybean Association and Wright SWCD are restoring oxbows to create Topeka shiner spawning habitat in Boone River watershed.

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2022 | Fishers & Farmers Coordination, Science & Communications Teams

Fishers & Farmers Partnership is funding coordination, communications and science positions.

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2014 | Fishers & Farmers Outreach & Communications

FFP is communicating to engage farmers in project demonstrations and farmer-led committee assembly.

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Turkey River Headwaters & Chihak Creek Water Quality Project

We work with farm operators & landowners in the Turkey River headwaters & Howard County to implement conservation practices and techniques to eliminate nutrients entering our water bodies. News & Stories Corn, Cows and…Trout Howard County Leading the Way With Water Quality Efforts

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Stream monitoring

Silver Creek Water Quality Project

Silver Creek Watershed is a 22,410 acre sub-watershed of the Upper Iowa River in northeast Howard County and northwest Winneshiek County. This project began in 2012 and since has invested over $8.3 million in conservation. Our goal is to reduce bacteria levels enough to remove the stream from the Iowa DNR 303(d) impaired waters list….

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