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Apply for Organization Membership

Member Organization benefits include:

  • Visibility on our member page with hyperlink to your website
  • Opportunity to reserve a display table at no cost for Environmental Lobby Day at the Iowa State Capitol, and discounted exhibitor registration at our annual conference
  • Invitation to share upcoming events on our community calendar and in select Council communications
  • Receive our quarterly publication, Progress Report, and our annual report
  • A seat at weekly roundtable discussions during the Iowa Legislative session
  • Invitations to members only events, including our annual meeting and issue working groups
  • Show you are an environmental ally

For nonprofit and volunteer organizations only:

  • A vote for member organization representatives on our board of directors

Who can apply?

Organizations or businesses that are concerned with protecting Iowa's natural resources and share our mission for a safe, healthy environment and sustainable future for Iowa. Organizations or businesses cannot have a mission or vision that conflicts with the purpose and function of the Iowa Environmental Council.

If your organization wishes to become a Member Organization you must submit this application

Next Steps

Submit the application to Office Manager Kitty Jacobson by email at jacobson@iaenvironment.org or mail it to:

Iowa Environmental Council
Attn: Kitty Jacobson
521 E. Locust St, Suite 220
Des Moines, IA 50309

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Environmental Council will review and approve or deny member applications at the next scheduled board meeting. Board meetings are held monthly. The applicant will be informed of the board's decision two business days after the board's decision. If you send a check with your application, the check will not be deposited until after your application has been approved. 

Giving Levels

President's Circle - $10,000

Champion - $5,000

Visionary - $2,500

Guardian - $1,000 (Member Organization donations at this level or above are considered sponsors to our annual events)

Steward - $500

Leader - $250

Organizational Member - $100

Member organizations

Member organizations are nonprofits, volunteer organizations, governmental, quasi-governmental organizations, and businesses striving to create a cleaner, healthier Iowa. 

1000 Friends of Iowa

American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter

Allamakee County Protectors 

BNIM Architects

Blank Park Zoo

Bur Oak Land Trust

Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency

Citizens' Climate Lobby Iowa

Citizens for a Healthy Iowa

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Conservation Corps Iowa & Minnesota 

Conservation Districts of Iowa

Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County

Dallas County Environmental Health Department

Des Moines Audubon Society

Des Moines Founders Garden Club

Des Moines Water Works

Drake Environmental Law Society

Earth Made Clean

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Eco Practices 

Environmental Advocates

Environmental Law and Policy Center

First Unitarian Church of Des Moines

Friends of Des Moines Parks

Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge


Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program, UNI

Iowa Association of Naturalists

Iowa Association of Water Agencies

Iowa Audubon

Iowa Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Iowa Farmers Union

Iowa Food Cooperative

Iowa Groundwater Association

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Iowa Onsite Wastewater Association

Iowa Policy Project

Iowa Prairie Network

Iowa Renewable Energy Association

Iowa Rivers Revival

Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association

Iowa Waste Reduction Center

Iowa Whitewater Coalition

Iowa Wildlife Center

Iowa's County Conservation System

Izaak Walton League of America, Des Moines Chapter

Izaak Walton League of America, Iowa Division

Lake MacBride Conservancy

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Metro Waste Authority

Polk County Public Works, Air Quality Division

Polk County Conservation Board

Practical Farmers of Iowa

Prairie Meadows

Prairie Rivers of Iowa RC&D

Raccoon River Watershed Association

Red Rock Lake Association

Sioux County Soil & Water Conservation District

Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Spirit Lake Protective Association

State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

Sustainable Iowa Land Trust

Trees Forever

Trout Unlimited

Urban Ambassadors 

US Green Building Council, Iowa Chapter

Waste Commission of Scott County

Wells Fargo


Contact Office Manager Kitty Jacobson at 515-244-1194 x200 or Jacobson@iaenvironment.org