The Upper Iowa River Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to promote, protect, and enhance the Upper Iowa River.
The River Alliance was created as an opportunity for representatives of tourism groups, county conservation boards, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Upper Iowa River landowners to have a venue in which to speak to one another to resolve issues and develop opportunities for unique and strong partnerships. This partnership has proved crucial for the development of river resources, and with the state of Iowa’s unique laws regarding ownership rights, it won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Nearly all of the waterways in Iowa are privately owned (non-meandered) but the water is open to public use. This creates a unique and possibly troubling scenario for livery owners and other businesses who are reliant on the Iowa rivers. The opportunity the River Alliance has created for open dialogue has created a strong foundation in which both conservation and tourism focused on natural resources can be built. It is the foundation for win-win scenarios.
What is the Upper Iowa River Alliance working on?
- Upper Iowa River Paddlers Guide
- Upper Iowa River Short Film and Video Channel
- Friends of the Upper Iowa River Program (see below, coming soon)
- Accepting Donations for projects (see below, coming soon)
How can I donate to the Upper Iowa River”?
The alliance is actively seeking donations to complete future projects that will work to fulfill the River Alliance’s mission. To make donation to our 501(c)(3) organization please contact Josh at 563-864-7112 or come back in a week when we have an online giving option.
How can I become a “Friend of the Upper Iowa River”?
The alliance is actively seeking interested community members to become a Friend of the Upper Iowa River. Becoming a Friend of the Upper Iowa River is an easy and great way to keep up with what they alliance is currently working on and be up to date with future projects.
By registering to become a friend of the Upper Iowa River Alliance you will receive a quarterly newsletter and our annual report.
Email Josh at email@example.com to get involved.