Planting for bees, butterflies, hummers

Now that the calendar has turned over to 2016, gardeners are looking forward to next year. Thanks QC-Times for the feature!

Source: Planting for bees, butterflies, hummers

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Head to our partner website:  http://scottcountysoilandwater.org/ for the 2016 Native Trees and Plants order forms! The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District will also be continuing their “Sponsor a Monarch Butterfly Program” Money from these fundraising sales help the District support local scholarships, educational programs and other community projects!

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January Lunch Forum

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Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting a monthly educational forum meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.  The event will be held from 12(noon) – 1:00pm at the Davenport Public Library Eastern Branch, 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807.

Ryan McCaw of Efficient Pond Management will be discussing Floating Islands, a natural way to clear and improve water. The islands are made from upcycled plastic, originally plastic bottles and paired with plants that pull nitrates, phosphates and other pollutants from pond water. Ryan will cover the basics of how the islands are constructed, planted and installed. He will discuss how to use floating islands in conjunction with other best management practices as part of a total pond management plan resulting in a clean pond and enhanced environment.

Lunch will be provided with a $5 donation.

Please RSVP to Lindsay McFarland at 563-391-1403 X3 or Lindsay.Mcfarland@ia.nacdnet.net

Photo: http://www.efficientpondmanagment.com/floatingislands.html

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Duck Creek Urban Investigation Plan

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 Lindsay McFarland at 563.391.1403 X 304

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Check Out Our PSA

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

*Cleanduckcreek.org has merged with our website! Check out our updated posts, activities and stewardship for ideas and tips to improve Scott County Watersheds.

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