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Get your lawn on the map.
Show good neighbor leadership across Iowa.

Identifying leaders in Iowa is IMPORTANT! Join your lawn to our Good Neighbor network! Whether you’ve been pesticide-free for years, or just now learning managing your lawn without pesticides, Good Neighbor Iowa wants to recognize you.

Not only does this allow us to celebrate your decision to manage turf that is safe for wildlife and children alike, but helps us in our role as the reporting entity for the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Healthy Iowans: Iowa’s Health Improvement Plan 2017 – 2021; one of the goals of this plan is to reduce statewide application of urban pesticides for community health–keeping track of your chemical-free turf will help achieve these goals.

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Look who’s leading…

  • Schools
    Waverly-Shellrock Community Schools (5 schools)
    Iowa City Community School District (26 schools)
    Hamburg School District (2 schools)
    Scattergood Friends School


  • Public Parks
    Dubuque City Parks (9 parks)
    Polk County Parks (7 parks)
    Iowa City Parks (44 parks)
    City of Ottumwa (11 parks)
    City of Waterloo Park (Hope Martin Park)
    City of Cedar Falls (24 parks and recreation areas)
    Muscatine County Parks (2 parks)
    Iowa State Parks (All state parks and recreation areas)
    Jackson County Parks (4 parks/recreation areas)
    Johnson County Parks (6 parks/recreation areas)


  • Childcare Centers
    A to Z Learning Centers, Cedar Falls/Waterloo
    Cedar Valley Preschool and Childcare Center, Cedar Falls
    Learn & Play Preschool and Daycare, Cedar Falls center
    Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County (2 locations), Iowa City
    Waterloo Boys and Girls Club
    NEICAC Head Start Centers (9 childcare centers), Northeast Iowa
    Salvation Army: Waterloo
    University of Dubuque Childcare Center, Dubuque
    Apple Kids Childcare (2 locations), Cedar Rapids/Marion
    Waverly Childcare and Preschool
    Shell Rock Childcare and Preschool


  • Institutions
    Blackhawk Automatic Sprinklers, Inc., Cedar Falls
    Bloom and Bark Farm, Keosauqua
    Brandenburg’s House of Violins, Cedar Falls
    Cedar Falls Mennonite Church, Cedar Falls
    Cedar Falls Women’s Club, Cedar Falls
    Cedar Valley Unitarian Universalists, Cedar Falls
    Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids
    Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines
    Des Moines Water Works, Des Moines
    Elkader Jail House Inn, Elkader
    Grinnell Heritage Farm, Grinnell
    Hansen’s Dairy Store, Cedar Falls
    Kaiser Farm, Waverly
    Living Lands and Water Office, Moline
    Lutheran Student Center, Cedar Falls
    Marvin Garden, Grinnell
    National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Dubuque
    New Pioneer Food Co-op Cedar Rapids
    New Pioneer Food Co-op Coralville
    New Pioneer Food Co-op Hub Kitchen and Bakery, Iowa City
    New Pioneer Food Co-op Iowa City
    Peaceful Healing Journey Center, Dubuque
    Prairie Woods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha
    Salvation Army: Waterloo
    The Crisis Center of Johnson County, Iowa City
    Wesley Foundation, Cedar Falls