Activities

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Forums

PSCW conducts monthly educational lunch Forums from Noon-1pm on the third Tuesday of every month at the Davenport Public Library-Eastern Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA.  Forums 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 Forums and Power Point presentations!

Workshops

PSCW hosts workshops for the general public, environmental professionals, landscape contractors, and educators as well.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 48 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.  Also, 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.