NMRWMA requests proposals to develop Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan

The North and Middle Rivers Watershed Management Authority (NMRWMA) requests proposals from qualified contractors for watershed planning services to develop a Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan. 

The North and Middle Rivers Watershed Management Authority (NMRWMA) was initially formed in 2017, with 11 jurisdictions within the watersheds; counties, cities, and soil and water conservation districts. NMRWMA now has 17 participating jurisdictions; 42.5% of eligible jurisdictions within the watersheds.

The NMRWMA aims to participate in the management and enhancement of the Watersheds and is seeking to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan that addresses the goals of our mission statement: “Cooperatively seek resources to facilitate water quality improvement and flood damage reduction within the North River and Middle River Watersheds.”

Goals and objectives include:

  • Assess water and environmental conditions within the entire North and Middle Rivers Watersheds.
  • Perform a case study on the priority areas identified within the comprehensive plan that have the greatest impact on flooding and water quality within the North and Middle Rivers Watersheds.
  • Increase participation from municipalities, landowners, organizations, agricultural producers, and the general public in the NMRWMA.

Proposals are due by Friday, March 8, 2024. For details, please see the Request for Qualification and Proposals:

For more information about the North & Middle Rivers WMA, please visit: North and Middle Rivers Watershed Management Authority

2024 Summer Internship

The Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is offering a summer internship in 2024. The internship is open to current college students (including spring 2024 graduates) majoring in a field of study related to agriculture, conservation, and other relevant studies as listed in the announcement.

The intern will assist the SWCD with various activities including field visits, layout and checkout of conservation practices, education and outreach, and other general office duties, as well as completing a special project for the SWCD (such as a research project, developing educational materials, planning an outreach event, etc.). 

This internship is a great way to get exposure to SWCDs, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  The special project provides an opportunity for the intern to focus part of their time on a topic they are interested in. 

To apply, students should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to the Madison SWCD by Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Information about the summer internship and other opportunities for students is available on Madison SWCD’s website:  https://www.madison-swcd.org/for-students/

Madison County SWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

2024 Internship Announcement

Madison SWCD Thanks 2023 Supporters

Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who contributed to our 2023 fundraising campaign.  The funds raised were instrumental in supporting our summer intern, part-time technician, and student scholarship!

Our summer intern helped with CRP status reviews, assisted staff with field work and office projects, and developed activities for the SWCD’s booth at the Madison County Fair.  Our part-time technician helped with laying out, surveying, designing, and certifying conservation practices such as grassed waterways, terraces, wetlands, and ponds. 

Madison SWCD commissioners and staff would like to recognize the following contributors for their generous support of our conservation work in 2023:

  • BB&P Feed & Grain Inc.
  • Casper Farms, Inc.
  • Winterset Kiwanis Club
  • Agri Drain Corporation
  • IFG Insurance
  • Madison County Realty
  • Edward Jones – Whitney Messerschmitt
  • John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
  • Beeler Trucking, Inc.
  • Marvin & Deb Groth
  • Central Iowa Auto Club
  • Winterset Optimist Club
  • Homefront Real Estate
  • Country Cutters
  • Madison County Sportsmen’s Club
  • Paul Meyer
  • Mi Pueblito Mexican Restaurant

Anonymous To learn more about supporting Madison SWCD’s efforts to conserve, protect, and enhance our resources for current and future generations, please visit the new Supporters webpage.