In 1990, 1993 & 1995 severe flooding occurred on Scott County urban streams. This flooding was a result of the conventional methods being used to deal with stormwater. These events and concerns with water quality in Scott County streams led to the formation of the Partners of Scott County Watersheds, an alliance committed to developing and implementing ways all citizens can be better stewards of our watersheds.
Since 1995, the group has been improving water quality in Scott County by providing residents, landowners, developers, environmental organizations, educators, and government officials with education, technical support, and financial assistance to promote and install best management practices.
Conservationist and Board
Conservationist: Kyle Bennett
firstname.lastname@example.org, 563-391-1403 ext. 304
Kyle Bennett joined the Partners of Scott County Watersheds and Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District in August, 2016. Kyle partners with local organizations/agencies/landowners to improve water quality, educate the public, and obtain funding for watershed projects. Kyle also implements an urban cost share program for stormwater best management practices. Kyle graduated from Augustana College with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Geography.
Chair of the Board: Jane Weber, Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District
Vice Chair of the Board: Steve Gustafson, Resident, Bettendorf, Iowa
Secretary: Lindsay McFarland, PSCW Coordinator, Davenport, Iowa
Treasurer: Patty Copeland, Resident, LeClaire, Iowa
Board Member: Dr. Ellen Kabat-Lensch, Eastern Iowa Community College District
Board Member: Jim Hoepner, Resident, Davenport, Iowa
Board Member: Brian Stinemen, City of Davenport, Iowa
Board Member: * Alderman, City of Davenport, Iowa
Board Member: * Alderman, City of Bettendorf, Iowa
Board Member: Brinson Kinzer, Scott County Board of Supervisors
Board Member: Tim Huey, Scott County Planning & Development
Board Member: Larry Thompson, Resident, Davenport, Iowa
Board Member: Julie Awkerman, Quad Cities Homebuilders Association
Board Member: Brian Wessel, City of Eldridge
Board Member: Brian Schmidt, City of Bettendorf
Board Member: Ed Kocal, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Become a Partner of Scott County Watersheds!
PSCW is a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization. Donations are accepted in the form of money, in-kind services, supplies and time.
If you would like to donate please make checks out to:
and send to:
8370 Hillandale Road
Davenport, Iowa, 52806
Donations fund projects, programs, supplies and coordinator salary.
All donations are tax-deductible.