WELCOME TO AGRICULTURE'S CLEAN WATER ALLIANCE!

Agriculture's Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) is comprised of ag retailers working together to improve water quality in the Raccoon River and Des Moines River watersheds.

ACWA members agree to help farmers reach optimal crop yield and profitability while implementing the best environmental practices to preserve and protect Iowa’s water and soil.

 

 

ACWA MISSION

Helping agriculture identify and implement
solutions that reduce nutrient loss to Iowa’s waters

 

 

Access the Data Submission Form here.

The North Raccoon Farm to River Partnership is a three-year project managed by Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) and supported by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).

Specific goals include installation of 15 bioreactors, 15 saturated buffers, two wetlands and 11,500 new acres of cover crops in alignment with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The nearly $2 million total project focuses on watersheds in Sac, Calhoun, Carroll and Greene Counties.

     
COVER CROPS

Grown between harvest and planting, cover crops can help reduce erosion, slow the flow of surface water and improve soil health. READ MORE

BIOREACTORS

Bioreactors are examples of cost-effective and voluntary solutions for improving water quality while maintaining farm profitability. READ MORE

SATURATED BUFFERS

Drainage tile from a field is redirected into a riparian buffer and distributed in tile lines running parallel to the stream.  READ MORE

WETLANDS

Targeted wetlands hold surface runoff from fields, allowing for the denitrifying process to be completed naturally.  READ MORE