Iowa Stormwater Education Program

About Us

Rainscaping Iowa is an education / outreach AND training / certification program promoting infiltration based stormwater management practices on a statewide basis.

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! 

Our goal with the Rainscaping program is twofold:

1)  Build awareness and understanding for rainscapes through education and outreach.  With that we've built this website, we've got tons of publications that explain these practices in non-engineering terms, and we assist you in promoting these practices within your own community!

2)  Provide quality training and a means to identify qualified professionals working throughout Iowa who are able to design and install rainscapes that function well after construction is complete through a certification process.

The program is supported by funding, time, and talent of its partners and stakeholders:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

Iowa Department of Agricultural and Land Stewardship (IDALS)

Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED)

Iowa Department of Transportation – Living Roadway Trust (IDOT)

Iowa Storm Water Education Program (ISWEP)

Polk Soil and Water Conservation District


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