February Forum

February Forum

The speaker for the February 27th Forum is Laura Morris.

Laura has been the Natural Resources and Education Program Manager for River Action since May of 2016. She is an alumna of Augustana College, where she studied environmental science and geography, and completed research on environmental education in elementary schools. She will be presenting on current River Action projects in Scott County, and the holistic approach the organization takes to address the riverfronts and watersheds in which we live, work, and play.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, February 27 at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.

Lunch is available but we ask for a $5 donation if you choose to eat. An RSVP via email is required for lunch. An RSVP for the meeting is optional, but appreciated.

Please RSVP or address questions to Scott Boose at scott.boose@ia.nacdnet.net.

Eastern Avenue Library
6000 Eastern Ave
Davenport, IA 52807
January Forum

January Forum

The speaker for January 16th Forum is Bob Bryant. He was director of the Clinton County Conservation Board for 15 years, and director of Scott County Conservation Board’s Wapsi River Environmental Education Center for 16 years. Now retired, he continues to be involved with local conservation projects and activities, especially natural area inventories and restoration projects. His presentation will be on “The State Of Our Parks And Other Natural Areas.”

Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, January 16 at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.

Lunch is available but we ask for a $5 donation if you choose to eat. An RSVP via email is required for lunch. An RSVP for the meeting is optional, but appreciated.

Please RSVP or address questions to Scott Boose at scott.boose@ia.nacdnet.net.

October Forum

October Forum

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 12:00pm

The speaker for the October forum is Chad Dolan, Fisheries Biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Chad will have some current fish information.  He will share photos of improvements that have been made to the lakes infrastructure.  Future plans and needs for Lost Grove Lake will also be discussed.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, October 17 at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.

Lunch is available but we ask for a $5 donation if you choose to eat. An RSVP via email is required for lunch. An RSVP for the meeting is optional, but appreciated.

Please RSVP or address questions to Scott Boose at scott.boose@ia.nacdnet.net.

2017 Fall Scott County Snapshot

The 2017 Fall Scott County Snapshot Event will be held October 10th, 8:00 am-12:00 pm at Bettendorf Fire Station, 5002 Crow Creek Rd, Bettendorf 52722

Volunteers are welcome and appreciated.

A brief orientation will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Bettendorf Fire Station 5002 Crow Creek Rd, Bettendorf 52722. Volunteers will then disperse around the county to sample the water quality of Scott County waterways. Volunteers monitor for transparency, water temperature, pH, Nitrite, Nitrate, Dissolved Oxygen, Phosphate, and Chloride.

The Scott County Snapshot Event engages residents in water quality through a user friendly, process for data collection. Also, the collected data provides a “snapshot” of the water quality in Scott County.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Scott Boose, Urban Conservationist, Partners of Scott County Watersheds, 563.391.1403 ext. 3, scott.boose@ia.nacdnet.net

History of Urban Conservation – September Forum

The speaker for the September forum is Wayne Petersen. Wayne retired after working as the State Urban Conservationist in Iowa for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and then the State Urban Conservationist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). He spent the first half of his 41 year career working with farmers and agricultural lands and the last half working with urban and urbanizing landscapes. Wayne has been a presenter at numerous conferences and events throughout his career on a variety of urban topics.  Partners of Scott County Watersheds is fortunate to offer you a chance to listen to Wayne Petersen talk about the history of urban conservation.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds March forum will be held Tuesday, September 19 at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.

Lunch is available but we ask for a $5 donation if you choose to eat. An RSVP via email is required for lunch. An RSVP for the meeting is optional, but appreciated.

Please RSVP or address questions to Jan McClurg at jan.mcclurg@ia.nacdnet.net.

August Forum

The speaker for August Forum is Bob Bryant.  He was director of the Clinton County Conservation Board for 15 years, and director of Scott County Conservation Board’s Wapsi River Environmental Education Center for 16 years.  Now retired, he continues to be involved with local conservation projects and activities, especially natural area inventories and restoration projects.  His presentation, “The Lost, Almost Lost and the Newly Discovered” is a historical look at the interaction of man and nature and its impact on the flora and fauna of the Quad City Region, from the 1830’s to the present.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, August 15 at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.

Lunch is available but we ask for a $5 donation if you choose to eat. An RSVP via email is required for lunch. An RSVP for the meeting is optional, but appreciated.

Please RSVP or address questions to Jan McClurg at jan.mcclurg@ia.nacdnet.net.

Learn more about Partners of Scott County Watersheds at http://partnersofscottcountywatersheds.org external link

Eastern Avenue Library
6000 Eastern Ave
Davenport, IA 52807

July Forum

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – 12:00pm

The speaker for the July forum meeting is Dave Bridges, District Forester. Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Dave will be sharing information in reference to forestry in Eastern Iowa.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, July 18 at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.

Lunch is available but we ask for a $5 donation if you choose to eat. An RSVP via email is required for lunch. An RSVP for the meeting is optional, but appreciated.

Please RSVP or address questions to Jan McClurg at jan.mcclurg@ia.nacdnet.net.

Eastern Avenue Library
6000 Eastern Ave
Davenport, IA 52807

2017 SCOTT COUNTY SNAPSHOT EVENT

A day of water quality monitoring

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 8am – 11am

Davenport Public Works

1200 E 46th Street, Davenport, IA 52807

Orientation will begin at 8am. Volunteers will learn how to sample water, teams will be assigned monitoring sites. Return to Davenport Public Works for a FREE LUNCH.

Register by contacting Kyle Bennettkyle.bennett@ia.nacdnet.net 563.391.1403ext. 3
Sponsored by:

  • City of Davenport
  • City of Bettendorf
  • Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources

April Forum

Our speaker for this month will be Christina McDonough from the Food Rescue Partnership. The Food Rescue Partnership’s vision is a Quad Cities – a community dedicated to eliminating food waste, which is accomplished through their mission to promote rescuing food for its best possible use.  Christina will share how the Scott County Health Department organized community members and organizations to create the Food Rescue Partnership, preferred methods for food waste reduction, and how the Food Rescue Partnership works to educate the community on the importance of food rescue.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, April 18th at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.

Lunch is available but we do ask for a $5 donation if you choose to eat. Please RSVP via email if you wish to attend so lunch supplies can be properly estimated.

Please RSVP or address questions to Kyle Bennett at Kyle.Bennett@ia.nacdnet.net.

March Forum

March forum will be held at the Eastern Avenue Library on March 21st at 12pm.

Our speaker for this month will be Brian Ritter from Nahant Marsh. The presentation will cover conservation practices along with their battle to control invasive species.

Lunch is provided but we do ask for a $5 donation if you choose to eat. Please RSVP via email if you wish to attend so lunch supplies can be properly estimate. Also, feel free to follow up with questions to Kyle Bennett at Kyle.Bennett@ia.nacdnet.net.