May 2018 Forum

May 2018 Forum

The May 15th forum will feature Zach Peterson.

The topic of the presentation will focus on current riverfront planning, design, and construction efforts currently being undertaken by the City to implement the River Vision Plan of 2004 and its 2014 update. Specific areas focus will include River Heritage Park, Veterans Memorial Park, and Main Street Landing.

Zach Peterson, PLA, ASLA is a Licensed Landscape Architect with the Public Works Department of the City of Davenport. Zach brings his cross disciplinary skill set in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture in both the public and private sectors to solve complex design issues across departmental lines for the City. Zach has a passion for riverfront design and is helping shape the 9 nine miles of publicly held riverfront within the City.

Recently Zach received an American Society of Landscape Architects, Iowa Chapter Award of Merit as well as an Eddy Design Award for the Master Plan of River Heritage Park. Continuing this momentum, Zach continues to provide his design expertise toward the development of the future Main Street Landing segment of the Davenport Riverfront.

Zach holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University as well as a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver.  Zach is a native of Davenport, Iowa having previously worked professionally in the Chicago and Denver metro areas.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 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.

April 2018 Forum

The April forum speaker will be Ferrel Anderson.

Ferrel was raised in rural East Moline, IL. As a boy he hiked the woods, fields, and creeks in what is now the John Deere Administrative Center and Deere Run TPC, then known as Friendship Farm. This is where Ferrel and his twin brother would look for and find Indian relics by the score. He graduated from United Township High School in 1958, and from Augustana College with a BA degree in Chemistry in 1962. Between college semesters he worked two summers with the University of Illinois. In 1960, he helped excavate a Sauk village site that Black Hawk lived in as a boy, and the next summer roamed the lower 60 miles of the Rock River Valley looking for and recording Native American village and burial sites. In 1962-63 he attended the University of Illinois graduate school of Anthropology, and returned the next year to study chemistry. After school he worked as a research chemist at the Rock Island Arsenal.  In his spare time he pursued archaeology as an amateur archaeologist. He became active in preserving important archaeological sites, such as the Albany Indian Mounds, and forming and serving as President and Director of the Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology and the Quad Cities Archaeological Society. He also served as President and Director of the Iowa Archaeological Society.

Ferrel and his wife live in the Village of East Davenport where they raised five children and restored several Victorian homes.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 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.

March 2018 Forum

March 2018 Forum

The speaker for the March 20th Forum is Marc Miller.

Marc is the Deputy Director for Scott County Conservation Board and serves as  the Project Manager for the Lake of The Hills lake renovation project along with supervising the maintenance, law enforcement, and operations for the Conservation Board. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University and a Master’s of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.  Marc has been with Scott County Conservation since 2001. Prior to that, he served our Country in numerous positions worldwide as a career soldier in the U.S. Army. He will be presenting on  West Lake water quality and future renovation plans.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, March 20 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.

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