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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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 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.

Whiskey Run Creek Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, July 25

Join Partners of Scott County Watersheds as we collect trash and other debris from the Whisky Run Creek watershed in Princeton, IA.  Volunteers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend, as we will be able to do simple trash clean up along the banks, as well as jump in and get dirty pulling out larger

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Register now for the Summer Snapshot!

Now is your chance to contribute to one of the largest water quality databases in Iowa to monitor trends in the health of Scott County’s watersheds! We will train volunteers to use lab equipment to test for pH, nitrogen, chloride, and phosphorus, among other parameters.  Some volunteers will also record insects and other wildlife living in

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Secretary Naig Encourages Farmers, Landowners to Apply Now for Cost Share Funding to Implement Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 5, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that farmers and landowners can now sign up for cost share funds through the Water Quality Initiative. The funds can be used to help install conservation practices that improve soil health and water quality, including cover crops, no-till/strip-till practices or a nitrification inhibitor.

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Donate to PSCW through Birdies for Charity!

PSCW is participating in Birdies for Charity! Please consider donating to help us provide monthly educational forums to the public, test the water quality of 60 sites in Scott County, and provide technical assistance to citizens looking to improve their water management practices! Our charity number is 2299, and you can donate here:

GoFundMe Campaign

We are searching for funds to continue running our Snapshot volunteer water quality monitoring events to their full potential! This includes purchasing enough materials for 10-15 monitoring kits and costs for lab analysis. We appreciate your support!