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

kyle.bennett@ia.nacdnet.net, 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.