Reducing non-point source pollution originating from your home can have a positive impact on the Iowa River. Here are a few suggestions on reducing pollution and controlling stormwater runoff, which can be a source of pollutants to the Iowa River as well.
1. Buy a rain barrel
2. Reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides in your home garden
3. Use native plants whenever possible
4. Plant a rain garden
5. Start a compost heap or a worm bin