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 March 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 March 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 March 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.

February Forum

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

Our speaker for this month will be Brandy Welvaert from the Scott County Waste Commission. The topic is “how to recycle right” and what to do with “beyond the bin” items that don’t belong in garbage or recycling carts.

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.

Composting, “Green” Lawn Care and Native Plants

The January forum will be held on January 17th, 12-1pm at the Eastern Avenue Library.

Our speaker this month is the new City of Davenport Clean Water Manager, Amy Kay.

The topic is composting, “green” lawn care and native plants.

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

Monthly Forum: National Park Service

October 18, 2016 at 12 pm, Partners of Scott County Watershed will be having our monthly forum at the Eastern Avenue Library in Davenport.

Our speaker is Father Bud Grant, a professor at St. Ambrose, who will give a presentation about the foundation of the National Park Service.

Lunch will be provided (with a $5 donation), if you plan to attend please RSVP so I can estimate food accordingly!

RSVP with Kyle Bennett Urban Conservationist
Kyle.Bennett@ia.nacdnet.net
8370 Hillandale Road
Davenport, IA 52806
563-391-1403 x304

2016 Scott County Snapshot Event

We are looking for volunteers to throw on their boots, get a little dirty and test the Scott County streams at 56 different sites. Join us, May 10th for our Spring Snapshot Event!

EVENT FLYER

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
8am – 11am Davenport Public Works1200 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 Bennett kyle.bennett@ia.nacdnet.net 563.391.1403 ext. 3