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

Eligible crep counties


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