PSCW conducts educational lunch forums, which are now titled Conservation Quarterly! Available to view both in person at the Eastern Avenue Library or via Zoom, presentations feature local concerns, innovations, projects, and programs related to water quality and natural resources.
Check out the Recent Posts on the side bar of this page for recent forum news, or go to our YouTube page to watch previous presentations.
PSCW also hosts special workshops for the general public, environmental professionals, landscape contractors, and educators. View our past and future workshops here.
School Programs and Outreach
We work to provide water quality education to all ages, including school-age children! Learn more about our program offerings and request a program here.
We often host volunteer events to provide people the opportunity to directly connect with and improve our watersheds.
We work in all Scott County communities to host cleanup events, whether its picking up trash along a stream, removing invasive species, or improving habitats. See our past and upcoming cleanups here.
Water Quality Monitoring
Three times a year, PSCW organizes the Scott County Snapshot Water Quality Monitoring Event. PSCW facilitates over 30 volunteers to monitor Scott County streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands. Volunteers monitor over 60 sites for transparency, water temperature, pH, Nitrite, Nitrate, Dissolved Oxygen, Phosphate, and Chloride. Volunteers also gather samples to be sent into a lab for bacteria testing and make observations about activities and land uses surrounding the waterbody. The event engages residents in water quality through a user friendly process for data collection and empowers them to take a proactive approach to water quality. The collected data provides a “snapshot” of the water quality conditions in Scott County. Results of local monitoring can be obtained by contacting the PSCW.
Curious on how we test the water? Check out our Snapshot training video at https://youtu.be/62Y90UPJeCg