Oct. 2020 Virtual Forum

October’s forum speaker will be Ken Krier with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Ken was born and raised in Iowa and earned a BA in Biology and MS in Environmental Science from UNI. He has served 23 years with the DNR, with 3 years in the Water Supply Section and 20 years in the

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September 2020 Virtual Forum

September’s speaker will be Joel Vanderbush from Niabi Zoo. Joel has been a Zoologist since 1995. He earned his BS in Zoology from Michigan State University and MA in Teaching and Education from the University of Indianapolis. Beginning his career as a zookeeper at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, UT and the Potter

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Register now for the Fall Snapshot!

Register now for the Fall Snapshot Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Event! This is your opportunity to become a citizen scientist for the day and gather important data about the health of Scott County’s watersheds. The valuable data gathered by volunteers will assist PSCW in raising funds for water quality improvement projects in the county. No

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Biofilters installed in Robin Creek in Davenport

Partners of Scott County Watersheds received a grant from Iowa American Water’s Environmental Grant Program to install three biofilters along Robin Creek in Davenport.  On Monday, in partnership with the City of Davenport, they were put into place!  The biofilters were constructed from a dense matrix of special materials that allow formation of biofilms (layers

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August 2020 Virtual Forum

Jon Koch is the Water & Resource Recovery Facility Director for the City of Muscatine, Iowa. A State of Iowa licensed Grade 4 Treatment Operator, he has over 19 years of experience operating and managing water, wastewater and industrial wastewater treatment facilities in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Iowa. He is also the city’s Stormwater

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July 2020 Forum

July’s virtual forum presenter will be Dr. Kay Stefanik, Assistant Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University.Dr. Stefanik received a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University in 2012. The Iowa Nutrient Research Center’s purpose is to pursue a science-based approach to evaluating the performance and development of nutrient

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Snapshot Training Now Available Online!

PSCW recorded our Snapshot volunteer training that was held in February 2020. You can now view it anytime and learn more about how the Snapshot works and what materials we use to test water quality in Scott County! View the training here.

Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert is a new series launching on farmers.gov. In this Ask the Expert, Joey Koptis, District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Baldwin County, Alabama, answers a few questions about the importance of soil health. Continue reading here.