August 2024 Conservation Quarterly

Join Partners of Scott County Watersheds and speaker Ann Staudt, Conservation Outreach Specialist, Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, over the lunch hour on August 20th, 12m – 1pm to hear her share about both in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices and how they are crucial to supporting water quality and long-term sustainable agricultural production in Iowa. She will be breaking down the science of how wetlands, saturated buffers, and bioreactors—collectively referred to as edge-of-field practices—can uniquely benefit water quality, reduce nitrogen loads to streams, rivers, and lakes, enhance wildlife habitat, and add beauty to Iowa’s landscape.

Attend in person at the Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch – Room B or tune in via Zoom. Lunch is provided for in-person attendees with a $5 suggested donation.

About the Speaker

Ann Staudt

Ann Staudt is an environmental engineer who actively blends scientific knowledge and creative expression through water-focused extension work and teaching, from high-impact presentations with youth, to farmer field days, teacher training workshops, and the fleet of four Conservation Station trailers. Staudt has been with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for 14 years, where she currently serves as Director of the award-winning Water Rocks! youth water education program and Conservation Outreach Specialist with Iowa Learning Farms.