Johnson County Historic Poor Farm Receives Urban Stormwater and Watershed Partner Award

The Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership is pleased to announce that the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm was presented with the Urban Stormwater and Watershed Partner of the Year Award during the 2023 Iowa Water Conference held in Altoona, Iowa on September 19-20The award recognizes the Historic Poor Farm’s partnership efforts that resulted in the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure at the Historic Poor Farm.  Practices that were installed or conducted included:   bioretention cells, bioswales, constructed wetlands and habitat restoration.  There were numerous project partners that included:  Johnson County SWCD, Johnson County Conservation, Impact7G, Iowa Flood Center, Joint Emergency Community Center, IIHR, NRCS, Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development, and Astig Planning.   The Historic Poor Farm is also commended for their comprehensive conservation efforts at the farm and their commitment to protecting and improving local soil and water resources.