August 2021 Virtual Forum

LSAMP Blanding’s Turtle Research Join Jimmy Wiebler, Nahant Marsh Naturalist and Research Coordinator, to learn about the Blanding’s turtle research being conducted at the marsh. Blanding’s turtles are a state-threated species in Iowa, and Jimmy and his team of summer research interns have been studying population dynamics and movement patterns of these charismatic turtles. Participants

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July 2021 Virtual Forum

Finding Creative Ways to Fund Conservation: Nahant Marsh’s Wetland Mitigation Bank After 5 years of planning, Nahant Marsh recently finished construction of a Wetland Mitigation Bank. This mitigation bank will allow Nahant Marsh to restore and expand wetlands in Southwest Davenport, while providing future funding for meeting it’s mission of protecting and enhancing the marsh

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June 2021 Virtual Forum

Water Stewardship During Recreation Activities Exploring our natural world in a meaningful, healthy, and sustainable manner poses resource challenges. Whether your recreation interests include water or land, your impacts can be effectively minimized in a number of ways through education on outdoor ethics. Join PSCW and Dave Murcia from Scott County Conservation on Tuesday, June

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May 2021 Virtual Forum

Iowa Landowner Options – For Those Who Follow Many Iowa families have roots sunk deep in the land. Those roots may go as deep as five or six generations or may have been established more recently, on land purchased as a place to reconnect with nature and with family and friends. In this presentation, Carole

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April 2021 Virtual Forum

The City of Dyersville, home of Field of Dreams movie site, is leading efforts to improve the water quality of its streams while providing economic development opportunities. The vision plan unites public, rural and downtown private partners with the mantra “If you clean the water, they will come”! The confluence of funding for water quality practices,

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March 2021 Virtual Forum

What makes healthy soil? How does it degrade/erode?  What can be done to preserve/restore soil health in rural and urban settings?  Jennifer Turner with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will discuss the properties of healthy soil and ways that you can determine if your soil is healthy.  She will also explain the available cost share programs that the

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Forum and Webinar Recordings

You can view recordings of past PSCW forums and webinars on our YouTube channel! Other webinars on watershed health: North Central Region Water Network Iowa Learning Farms EPA Water Research Webinar Series Izaak Walton League Clean Water Webinars National Water Quality Monitoring Council

Join us as we kick off our 2021 Forum season!

Tuesday, Feb. 16 12-1pm via Zoom Register in advance for this webinar:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cGrRcrAxS66VX_lRS9yv6A After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar Flex Your Mussels, Spread Your Wings Jared McGovern, Curator of Conservation Programming National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium We flex our mussels and spread our wings to soar when

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November 2020 Virtual Forum

November’s forum speakers will be the PSCW Executive Board, including Board Chair Amy Kay, Board Vice Chair Steve Gustafson, and Coordinator Cassie Druhl. They will summarize the results of the 2020 Snapshot Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Events, in addition to sharing PSCW’s 2020 accomplishments and our plans for future projects in 2021. Tuesday, November 17

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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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