Becoming A Member

Iowa Whitewater Coalition welcomes all people who are interested in enjoying and improving whitewater and water trail opportunities in Iowa. You don't even need to be a paddler to join the Iowa Whitewater Coalition. If you do plan to paddle with at an IWC sanctioned event, you will need to sign the IWC Hold-Harmless Argreement.

Basic level dues are $20.00 per calendar year per household or $10 for students. Annual memberships expire at the end of the calendar year. Lifetime memberships are awarded for individual contributions of $500 or more. All members contributing $10 or more will receive a formal tax receipt by email.

To join using PayPal, please select the appropriate membership level and click the Pay Now button below.

Membership Levels

If you prefer to join by mail, please download, print, complete, and mail the Hold-Harmless Argreement form with your check to the address below. Do not send cash thorugh the mail.

  • Iowa Whitewater Coalition
  • PO Box 65453
  • West Des Moines, IA 50265

Iowa Whitewater Coalition is an affiliate club of American Whitewater. That relationship started in 2004, and (literally) paid off quickly when American Whitewater selected IWC to receive a $500 grant through its ClifBar 2004 grant program. IWC's membership can directly benefit you, too! Your IWC membership entitles you to a $10 discount for your AW membership. For $25 (regularly $35), you'll receive the magazine American Whitewater Journal quarterly and help support some of your favorite whitewater rivers nationwide. Click here to learn more about American Whitewater. Only paid IWC members are entitled to this benefit. Request your AW membership promotion code after paying the current year's IWC membership. Then go to AW's website to join AW.

IWC members eligible for discounted AW membership

IWC and American Whitewater are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations and your donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions about the tax deductible amount of your AW dues or donation, please call 866-262-8429.

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