11.06.19 - Washington DC - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing an estimated $2.5 million in federal grant funding to improve water quality on tribal lands. Awards made under this competitive grant announcement will support tribal-led projects that will make a significant difference in water quality and human health on tribal lands. 

11.04.2019 - Ankeny, IA - The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is seeking oral presentations, posters, symposia, and workshops for the 75th SWCS International Annual Conference, taking place in Des Moines, Iowa, July 26-29, 2020. The four-day event will pay tribute to the rich history of the soil and water conservation movement while providing insight into the future of the profession.

11.04.2019 - AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farmswill host a webinar on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:00 p.m. about the research being done at Iowa State University on grazing cover crops.

10.31.19 - Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Black Hawk and Bremer County Natural Resources Conservation Service, Dry Run Creek Watershed and Miller Creek Watershed, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Thursday, November 21 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Jerry Dove’s farm near Janesville. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.


Oct. 24 - Washington  — As authorized by the National Environmental Education Act of 1990, EPA is pleased to announce the availability of up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education projects under the 2020 Environmental Education Grant Program. EPA will award three to four grants in each of the agency’s 10 regions. Groups interested must submit their application by Jan. 6, 2020, to be considered. The Requests for Application (RFA) is posted on:

10.23.2019 - AMES, Iowa – Farmers and landowners who want to increase pollinator habitat while also improving water quality should consider the benefits of saturated riparian buffers enhanced with native wildflowers.

In 1990, the State of Iowa funded and the Board of Regents approved the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.  The Center awards small grants for pilot studies on global change, climate effects, and regional environmental research related to global environmental problems.  The primary goal of the Center is to evaluate the effects and interactions of global change on earth surface processes and people at both the global and the regional scale, including Iowa's Midwestern agricultural setting.  

The new Leopold Center Sustainability Scholarship Program will provide awards of up to $1,000 to fund selected proposals related to sustainability in all its dimensions in the context of agriculture, food, natural resources and related topics.

09.30.19 - Washington DC — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $15 million in funding for technical assistance and training providers to improve the water quality of small and private water systems that are often located in rural communities across the United States. Ensuring everyone has access to clean and safe water, no matter the size of the water system, is a top priority for EPA.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 7 and 8 have launched the “See a Bloom, Give It Room” High School Video Challenge. The competition, supported by EPA’s Office of Research and Development, is calling for videos from high school students (grades 9-12) that promote public awareness of harmful algal blooms through creative filmmaking.

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