“At Palmer Hills Golf Course in Bettendorf, beautifully manicured grass makes up the green. But one spot, is a little more wild and does a whole lot more than improve your game. It’s a rain garden.” – Natalie Zarowny WHBF Channel 4 News

Click here for the full story on www.ourquadcities.com.

“Davenport is paving the way to a greener future beginning with the streets. For the first time ever the city is using an innovative method to resurface a road. And, anyone who sees holes in the plan is right. It’s called permeable pavement. And the concept is simple. Water can flow right through it.”  – Natalie Zarowny WHBF Channel 4 News

Click here to see the full story on www.ourquadcities.com.

Check Out Our PSA

Click the play button above to watch the Public Service Announcement about the Duck Creek Watershed Project, aired on WQAD.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds is endeavoring to further quantify the urban sources of E.coli with the Duck Creek Urban Investigation Plan. (UIP) In October, 2013, an Urban Investigation Committee was formed by PSCW, tasked to further examine E-coli sources in Duck Creek. The committee created the UIP to search for and quantify E-coli sources. The overall goal of the plan is to examine data collected to better plan for and implement practices to improve water quality in the watershed.

To learn more about the plan, open the Duck Creek Urban Investigation Plan

PSCW is currently pursuing funding for the plan. For more information, contact Dan McNeil at 563.391.1403 X 304

July Lunch Forum

Investigating in the Duck Creek Watershed

Steve Gustafson, Partners of Scott County Watersheds Board Member

 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Bettendorf Fire Station-Surrey Heights Location

5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf, Iowa

 

In October 2013, an Urban Investigation Committee was formed by Partners of Scott County Watersheds to further examine E-Coli sources in Duck Creek.  Steve will discuss the committee’s plan, its methods and focus on three potential urban sources – storm sewers, pet waste and re-suspension of bacteria within stream sediments.

 

The Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting this monthly educational lunch forum. Lunch will be provided for a $5 donation.  Please RSVP toDan McNeil, Watershed Coordinator, Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District at (563) 391-1403 x304 or daniel.mcneil@ia.nacdnet.net

November Forum

November Forum

Watersheds and Water Quality: Educating the Next Generation

Robbin Dunn, Public Works Program Coordinator, City of Davenport

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Bettendorf Fire Station-Surrey Heights Location

5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf, Iowa

Robbin will discuss education and outreach for the next generation of watershed stewards.  She will highlight a partnership with Davenport Schools and discuss resources available for all educators.

The Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting this monthly educational lunch forum. Lunch will be provided for a $5 donation.  Please RSVP to Dan McNeil, Watershed Coordinator, Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District at (563) 391-1403  x304 or daniel.mcneil@ia.nacnet.net

February Forum

Lost Grove Lake Update

Chad Dolan, Fisheries Biologist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bettendorf Fire Station – Survey Heights Location

5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf, Iowa

 Chad will provide updates on Lost Grove Lake special site features, including draw-down, construction status of the boat ramps & associated parking lots, additional rip-rap sites, addressing the gully erosion by the dam, trail repair/maitenance and filling status.

Lunch will be provided for a $5 donation.  Please RSVP to Dan McNeil, Watershed Coordinator, Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District at (563) 391-1403 x3 or daniel.mcneil@ia.nacdnet.net

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