Federal Funds Available for Area Creek and Watershed Projects

Conservation and natural resource groups interested in building awareness of Iowa’s creeks and watersheds can now apply for grants to put up signage identifying these features.

The Iowa DNR’s Water Quality Improvement program will accept applications for its County Creek Sign Grant Program through April 1. Grants will provide between $5,000 and $10,000 per county to install creek and watershed signs within priority watersheds. A watershed is an area of land that drains to a specific body of water.

New for the 2024 grant cycle is the opportunity to add signs along trails. Signs can also be placed along county roads and city streets.

Application materials are available on DNR’s watershed improvement webpage.

For more information, email watershed.improvement@dnr.iowa.gov or contact Steve Hopkins, Nonpoint Source Coordinator, at 515-505-0140.