Maquoketa Headwaters Watershed in northeast Iowa.

The Upper Maquoketa (Maquoketa Headwaters) and Mineral Creek watersheds within the Maquoketa River basin were the first watersheds in Iowa where Extension Community Development specialists were involved specifically to facilitate the emergence of citizens’ councils capable of taking the lead in setting watershed environmental goals and performance measures. Their work was supported by a CSREES Section 406 project and by a grant from U.S. EPA Region 7.

For a PDF of the 2001-2003 CSREES Section 406 report providing background on the projects, click here: comm2003report.