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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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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June 2020 Forum

June’s forum speaker is Mike Paustian, a 6th generation farmer from Walcott, IA. He and his family have a farrow-to-finish hog farm near Walcott, Iowa, where they also grow corn and soybeans. He earned a PhD in microbiology from the University of Minnesota after which he worked as a research scientist before returning to the

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May 2020 Forum

*RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH. Visit our Facebook page and website (www.partnersofscottcountywatersheds.org) for the latest information. May’s forum speaker is Robb Ewoldt, a full-time farmer in Scott County, Iowa. Over his years in farming his family farm, he has made many changes in his farming practices to preserve water and soil quality, including no-till or strip-till farming,

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April 2020 Forum

Tuesday, April 21 12:00-1:00pm *Note: To keep in consideration of social distancing recommendations, the April forum will be held virtually via Zoom. See below for more information about registering and viewing the forum. Dr. Keith Schilling is the State Geologist of Iowa and Director of the Iowa Geological Survey at the University of Iowa. Dr,

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March 2020 Forum

March’s forum speaker is Robb Ewoldt, a full-time farmer in Scott County, Iowa. Over his years in farming his family farm, he has made many changes in his farming practices to preserve water and soil quality, including no-till or strip-till farming, cover crop use, limited application of fertilizers and chemicals, and installing one of the

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Feb. 2020 Forum

Great turnout for our afternoon forum from Olivia Dorothy of American Rivers! You have another chance to see the presentation tonight from 5-6PM at the Davenport Library-Fairmount St. location (3000 Fairmount St.). You can view Olivia’s presentation here.