May 2019 Forum

May’s forum will feature Brian Burkholder, Roadside Vegetation Specialist with Scott County Secondary Roads Department. Brian oversees the county’s Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) program and previously worked for the City of Davenport Natural Resources/Clean Water Department. Some of his job duties include brush control, vegetating bare ground, erosion control, spray program, education and outreach,

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April 21-27 is National Laboratory Week

Environmental laboratories play an important part in protecting our public health and the environment. Learn more here: https://www.iowadnr.gov/About-DNR/DNR-News-Releases/ArticleID/2418/April-21-27-is-National-Laboratory-Week Labs near and far play an important role in our Snapshot Events! Don’t forget to register for the Spring Snapshot, scheduled for Tuesday, May 7!

Spring 2019 Scott County Snapshot Event

It’s spring, and that means it’s time for the Spring Snapshot! This event engages residents in water quality through a user friendly process for data collection. The Snapshot will be held Tuesday, May 7 from 8:00am-Noon, beginning at Davenport Public Works (1200 E 46th St., Davenport, IA). Orientation will begin at 8:00am. Volunteers will learn

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What are Local Water Quality Standards?

You can learn about Iowa’s water quality standards regulations at the links below: https://www.epa.gov/wqs-tech/water-quality-standards-regulations-iowa https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Water-Quality-Standards

Why is Water Quality Important?

The DNR works to enhance and protect water quality so Iowans have safe, clean water for drinking, household use and outdoor recreation. From drinking water to wastewater, and from wetlands to lakes, ensuring clean water is an important priority for Iowa. Learn more here.