About the WMAs of Iowa

Purpose and Goals

WMAs of Iowa was created to enable WMA-to-WMA exchanges and be an information resource for the latest news and research, funding opportunities, and curriculum in watershed restoration. WMAs of Iowa seeks to:

  • Unite WMAs for further advancement in the state
  • Share resources, ideas, and best practices
  • Provide support to members through technical assistance and celebrating successes
  • Build and support ongoing public-private partnerships for success


Organizational Structure

The structure of the group is a two-tier management system:

  • Every WMA gets a vote in major procedural changes of additions (i.e. amendment of bylaws, board member appointments, approval of slate of officers).
  • From the membership, a smaller Board of Directors (7-13 members) is voted for which to direct day-to-day operations of the organization (i.e. planning the annual meeting, driving content to the website or other communications).


WMAs of Iowa Membership (Updated December 2017)

Each WMA should appoint a representative (and one alternate) who will receive communication from the Board of Directors and serve as a liaison between their WMA and the Board. This representative will also be the designee to cast votes for matters of business or governance that come before the member WMAs.


  • Beaver Creek WMA
  • Catfish Creek WMA
  • Clear Creek Watershed Coalition
  • East Nishnabotna Watershed Coalition
  • English River WMA
  • Fourmile Creek WMA
  • Indian Creek WMA
  • Lower Cedar WMA
  • Middle Cedar WMA
  • Mud Creek, Spring Creek & Camp Creek WMA
  • Upper Cedar River WMA
  • Upper Iowa WMA
  • Upper Wapsipinicon River WMA
  • Walnut Creek WMA
  • West Nishnabotna Watershed Coalition

Iowa Water Conference