Environment Roundtable

A variety of environmental issues are linked to transportation policies and policies that guide the expansion of transportation infrastructure. The Des Moines Area MPO assists in ensuring that regional decision makers are aware of the affect that transportation has on water quality, wildlife habitat, natural and socio-cultural resources, and climate change.

The Environment Roundtable is comprised of local experts that help to guide the efforts the MPO’s transportation related activities as well as spearheading other regional planning efforts including implementation of aspects of The Tomorrow Plan.

If you have questions about the group, or would like copies of past agendas or minutes, please contact Allison van Pelt.

Agendas & Supplemental Items


Supplemental Items*

March 2020 * Capital Crossroads Post-Construction Stormwater Ordinance Presentation
Capital Crossroads Stormwater Management Executive Summary
Capital Crossroads Stormwater Management Cover Document
Capital Crossroads Stormwater Management Composite Document
Capital Crossroads Stormwater Technical Document
Iowa Stormwater Management Manual 301-7 Local Ordinance and Compliance Guidance
January 2020* First Lego League – Waukee Solar Park
IWILL – Proposed Formula
December 2019* Mobility on Demand
Micromobility and Greater Des Moines
2019 Trails Condition Report Presentation
2019 Trails Condition Report
November 2019* Save our Streams Presentation
September 2019* Solarize Waukee Presentation
May 2019 Off-site Fourmile Greenbelt Tour
March 2019 * Iowa Rivers Revival Lobby Day Flier
Polk County Emergency Management Spring 2019 Flood Outlook
Des Moines Citizens Task Force for Sustainability Presentation
January 2019* ELPC & IEC Numeric Criteria Press Release
Iowa Environmental Council Water and Land Stewardship 2019 Legislative Priorities
Sierra Club Iowa 2019 Policy Agenda
November 2018 * Capital Crossroads Stormwater Series
DRAFT – 2018 Environmental Justice Report
September 2018
July 2018 * RDG Water Trails Update
May 2018
February 2018 
January 2018  * Advancing Transportation Choices in Des Moines
December 2017
October 2017
September 2017
May 2017
February 2017

*Supplemental items included are versions that were presented at that meeting.

Planning to attend a meeting?

Anyone planning to attend MPO meetings who may need auxiliary aids or services should contact the Des Moines Area MPO office at 515-334-0075. Please call at least 48 hours in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.