#Fridaysonthefarm: Soil Health Takes Off

Officials with the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids partnered with the USDA to improve soil health and protect water quality on the airport’s 2,000 cropland acres. Read more by clicking here.

Scott County SWCD Annual Bare Root Tree and Native Plant Fundraiser

It is time for the Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Annual Bare Root Tree and Native Plant Fundraiser! The 2020 Order forms are available on http://www.scottcountysoilandwater.org/…/2019-tree-plant-a…/, or available at the District Office, 8370 Hillandale Rd, Davenport, IA 563.391.1403 x3. In addition, an order form for Plantskyyd, a deer/rabbit repellent the District offers year-round, is

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February 2020 Forum

February’s forum speaker will be Olivia Dorothy with American Rivers. In 2019, American Rivers listed the Upper Mississippi River as America’s third Most Endangered River© due to climate change and a series of unauthorized levee raises that threaten public safety and the environment. Half of the floodplain between the Quad Cities and St Louis has

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Streambank Restoration Workshop

Join PSCW for this special workshop on backyard streambank restoration! Dr. Chris Haring will present the common types of streambank erosion and fundamentals of geomorphology, and provide solutions for stabilization. Thursday, February 20 from 9:00am-1:30pm at the Davenport Public Library-Eastern Ave. branch (6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA) Dr. Haring is a professional geologist with over

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Water Quality Improvements Lead to Mussels’ Return, Upper Iowa River Off State Impaired Waters List

DECORAH — The Upper Iowa River seemed an unlikely candidate for Iowa’s impaired waters list, noted for its exceptional water quality and stellar outdoor recreation opportunities. Still, native freshwater mussels were struggling to survive in the river – until a local effort stepped in to make major changes on the land. That effort was just

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NEW Snapshot Data Maps!

PSCW is proud to announce that we now have interactive maps showcasing our water quality data over the last 20 years! You can now explore the watershed that you live in and learn which Snapshot sites that we test every year near you. Click here to check them out!

Snapshot Data Maps

Click here to find statistical information about each watershed in Scott County! Click here to learn which watershed you live in, dive deep into water quality data, and view 20 years of water quality trends in Scott County! Use the worksheet below to get more familiar with the maps and how to interpret them.

PSCW January Board Meeting

PSCW’s January Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 14 from 6-8 pm on the 1st floor of the Scott County Administrative Building (600 W 4th St., Davenport, IA). The public is welcome to attend and learn about our plans for 2020!