Program Information

CREP is a major state/federal initiative to restore wetlands which are strategically located using advanced GIS technology and designed to remove nitrate from tile-drainage water in cropland areas. Removal of nitrate from these waters helps protect drinking water supplies and reduce hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. Program enrollment is offered on a continuous sign-up basis in 37 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) in the tile-drained region of North Central Iowa and is implemented through a partnership between the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the USDA Farm Service Agency.


CREP Brochure
Eligible Areas
Status Map