Local Groups


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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Stream Teams United

​Stream Teams United promotes and supports Missouri Stream Teams and Stream Team Associations. We facilitate education to build appreciation and knowledge of Missouri stream resources, and support stewardship projects to improve the health of Missouri’s rivers and streams.

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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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landowners gather to see how one neighbor is managing cover crops and conservation tillage.

Vermillion Headwaters Watershed Partnership

American Farmland Trust is working with local stakeholders through the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed (VHW) Partnership to support the adoption of well-managed conservation cropping systems, leading to improvements in water quality and soil health. If you farm in Livingston or Ford Counties, Illinois and/or have farmland in the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed, there are many technical and…

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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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Neighbors gather at Dave and Veronica Fogerty's Black Creek Bison Ranch west of Spooner to see test plots of alternative and emergency forages

Shell Lake-Yellow River Farmer Led Watershed Council

Working as a non-profit organization to improve soil health and water quality through outreach, education, and conservation practices that improve sustainable agriculture.

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Urban and rural neighbors in Nicollet County gather to see the new perennial wheat crop, Kernza. Watershed map

Seven Mile Creek Watershed | Eastern Nicollet County

Our group is composed of local partnering organizations and farmers who are pursuing opportunities to improve water quality, fish habitat, soil health, and community through practices that are beneficial to the farmer’s operations.

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Sauk Soil & Water Improvement Group

We are improving soil health and water quality through regenerative agricultural practices and education, to build resilient family farms and thriving rural communities, including healthy soils and clean waters.

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