Local Groups

Ioway Creek Watershed Management Authority

Ioway Creek Watershed

Central Iowa

river cleanup
Ioway Creek Watershed Management Authority builds on collaboration. Here, volunteers put muscle into a river clean-up day.

Contact

Contact: Jessica Butters - Pollinator Conservation Specialist; Prairie Rivers of Iowa

Phone: (515) 232-0048

Social Media:

Mission

Our mission at Prairie Rivers of Iowa is to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa’s cultural and natural resources.

Advocate: We support ecological and natural resource integrity by advancing sustainable stewardship practices.

Partner: We engage and empower people and organizations with a diversity of skills and expertise to accomplish together more than we can do separately.

Educate: We foster the environment by learning, and educating Iowans to activate and engage in cultivating an environment of conservation.

Assessment: We support a consistency of actions and methods through ongoing assessment of our programs.

Transparency: approaching opportunities and challenges with unbiased, candid and open communication.

Watershed or Service Area Map

About Us

Growing a Group:

  • Active group 5+ years
  • Book sharing
  • Farmer-led group
  • Formed a new group
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Member-led project planning
  • Neighbor to neighbor mentoring
  • Personal invitations to neighbors to grow the group
  • Other

Collaboration:

  • Actively participated in local watershed planning process
  • Collaboration with agriculture or conservation organizations
  • Collaboration with local ag retailers and/or crop advisors
  • Collaboration with local civic groups
  • Collaboration with local college or university
  • Other

Outreach:

  • Engage local schools
  • Media interviews
  • Presentation to groups
  • Promotion to media outlets
  • Social media cultivation
  • Video Development
  • Website Development
  • Other

Land & Water:

  • Bioreactors
  • Cover crops
  • Crop diversification
  • Floodplain restoration
  • Grass waterways
  • Grazing
  • Nutrient management & retention
  • Perennial crops
  • Prairie strips
  • Saturated buffers
  • Stream buffers
  • Stream restoration
  • Water retention basins
  • Wetlands
  • Other

Assessment & Data:

  • Agronomic data collection
  • Field edge data collection
  • Field walkovers
  • Stream monitoring
  • Other

Events:

  • Fishing event
  • Farm field days
  • Paddle event
  • Upstream or downstream connections/visits
  • Booth at local event
  • Other

Program Participation:

  • Workshop
  • Neighbor to Neighbor Radio Podcast
  • Boots on the Ground Online Conversation
  • Group Presentation
  • Project Tour
  • Featured in a Story
  • Featured in a Video
  • Meetings
  • None

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