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Rainscaping Iowa

About the Program

Rainscaping Iowa is a concept promoting infiltration based stormwater management practices on a statewide basis. Rainscapes are stormwater practices that can be installed on both residential and commercial properties.

Rainscaping practices are identical to the practices found in the Iowa Stormwater Management Manual with one catch - we translate this [mundane] engineering manual into something us non-engineers can understand! 


The goal of Rainscaping Iowa is twofold:

  1. Build awareness and understanding for Rainscapes through education and outreach
  2. Support this effort with training and technical support


The concept is supported through partners:

  1. Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
  2. Iowa Department of Agricultural and Land Stewardship (IDALS)
  3. Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)
  4. Iowa Department of Transportation – Living Roadway Trust (IDOT)
  5. Iowa Storm Water Education Program (ISWEP)
  6. Polk Soil and Water Conservation District