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. View the CREP Brochure (PDF).

Eligible Areas

Counties in Iowa that are eligible for CREP program


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