CHARLES CITY – A grant of $100,000 has been received by an intergovernmental agency to plan for the management of the Shell Rock River Watershed.
The Shell Rock River Watershed Management Coalition was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to complete a comprehensive watershed management plan and further assessment efforts regarding physical environmental inventory, conservation opportunities and issues within the Shell Rock River Watershed.
The Shell Rock River Watershed Management Coalition formed in 2021 as an intergovernmental watershed collaborative between city governments, county governments, and soil and water conservation districts within the Hydrologic Unit Code 8 (HUC 8) watershed of the Shell Rock River. Their goal is to participate in the management and enhancement of the Iowa portion of the Shell Rock River Watershed from the Minnesota border to the Middle Cedar Watershed.
The Coalition is seeking proposals (RFP) for watershed planning services to assist with developing a comprehensive watershed plan and to conduct a watershed awareness and community engagement campaign. Interested parties can go to the following website for more information.