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.

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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November 2019 Forum

November 2019 Forum November’s forum speaker will be Steve Gustafson, Vice Chair of Partners of Scott County Watersheds. He plans to discuss the results of the Snapshots conducted in 2019 in relation to the entire database that PSCW has compiled over the years. He will discuss trends and concentrations for Scott County’s rural and urban

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Oct. Forum

We had a full house for Amy Bouska’s presentation on urban conservation practices! Thank you to everyone who attended!

October 2019 Forum

October’s forum speaker will be Amy Bouska, Urban Conservationist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s (IDALS) Urban Conservation Program. Amy has been with IDALS for 23 years, the past 11 years working with the Urban Conservation Program. Amy works throughout Eastern Iowa assisting municipalities, homeowners, private industry, and non-profit organizations with urban

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September Forum

Thank you to the great crowds who attended Brian Ritter’s presentation on prairie management!

September 2019 Forum

September’s speaker will be Brian Ritter, Executive Director of Nahant Marsh and EICC Conservation Program Coordinator. Fairmount Cemetery in west Davenport is home to a rare remnant prairie/oak savanna. Since 2015, a group of volunteers has been working with cemetery staff to begin restoring and inventorying the site. Brian will discuss this remnant and prairie

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August 2019 Forum

August’s forum speaker will be Al Frohlich, Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District Regulatory Branch. He has been with the Corps for 21 years and the past 14 in the Regulatory Program. Al has a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in Environmental Education/Interpretation and is

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