Using Conservation Practices to Solve Problems at Your Home & Easter Lake

  • Unhappy with an unhealthy lawn or compacted soils?
  • Do you have ponding water, drainage, or erosion problems in your yard?
  • Are you looking for a new landscaping feature?
  • Interested in a pollinator garden or improving local habitat?
  • Want to find ways you can positively impact Easter Lake?

Many of the conservation practices we can use to improve water quality in Easter Lake can also help you with common problems such as an unhealthy lawn, ponding, and drainage issues.

Don’t know where to start? Set up a Site Visit

What is a site visit?

A site visit is a meeting we have with you at your home to go over the different options of conservation practices that could work to address goals or potential problems you may be experiencing in your yard. During this meeting we’ll help you understand the benefits of different conservation practices, explain the cost-share process and how to receive funding through the watershed project, and more. Through the years we have found meeting in person during a site visit is the best way to answer your questions and to help provide the best advice. Site visits generally take 30 minutes to an hour.

For residents of the Easter Lake watershed, funding is available through the Easter Lake Watershed Project to assist landowners by covering up to 75% of the costs to implement conservation practices. Not sure if you live in the watershed? Check this map…

If you live outside the Easter Lake Watershed, funding assistance programs exists throughout Polk County. Learn about these programs by visiting

If you live in the watershed, the next step to secure funding for your home conservation project is to contact the watershed coordinator to set up a site visit.

We look forward to meeting you!

To set up a site visit contact the Watershed Coordinator

  • Cody Acevedo | Easter Lake Watershed Coordinator
  • Phone: (515) 776-4247
  • Email:
  • Office: 1513 N. Ankeny Blvd. Ste.3 | Ankeny, IA 50023

Types of Conservation Practices you can use

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Make a real impact for the long-term health and sustainability of Easter Lake – install a conservation practice today!

clean water starts with you