Davenport Corridor Cleanup-March 23

Date:  Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Who can Participate:  This opportunity is open to anyone interested in beautifying Davenport and protecting the health of our local waterways. No previous experience is necessary. Individuals under the age of 18 must have adult supervision. Description of Project:  Volunteers will be picking up litter along major corridors

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This is Cassie

Welcome Cassie!!

Join us in welcoming our new PSCW Coordinator Cassie!! Cassie Druhl is the new Coordinator of Partners of Scott County Watersheds, in addition to the Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator at Nahant Marsh. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from Central College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Ashford University. Cassie has worked

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First Annual Oberholtzer Awards!

Please join us at the Oberholtzer Awards February 23rd! The purpose of this event is to recognize past, present, and future conservation leaders either from or working in our area who have made significant contributions towards understanding and protecting the natural world. In addition to recognition, the “future” awardee will receive a $2,000 scholarship. The Oberholtzer Awards will also be a fundraiser for

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2019 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series

Not for Illinois farmers alone! Check out the webinar listing at the link. Starts January 24th! The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community. This series will provide practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. These online presentations will give small farm producers

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Agriculture Practices in an Urban Setting: Bioreactors and Saturated Buffers in Davenport

Congratulations to The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District and the City of Davenport; together they received an urban stormwater project grant through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Partners of Scott County Watersheds and Ecosystem Services Exchange are proud project partners. This innovative project will capture urban stormwater and run it through

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Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa

  “Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a small green invasive wood boring beetle that attacks and kills ash trees. The adults live on the outside of ash trees feeding on the leaves during the summer months. The larvae look similar to white grubs and feed on the living plant tissue (phloem and cambium) underneath

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Planting for bees, butterflies, hummers

Now that the calendar has turned over to 2016, gardeners are looking forward to next year. Thanks QC-Times for the feature! Source: Planting for bees, butterflies, hummers Head to our partner website:  http://scottcountysoilandwater.org/ for the 2016 Native Trees and Plants order forms! The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District will also be continuing their “Sponsor a Monarch Butterfly

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Duck Creek Urban Investigation Plan

Partners of Scott County Watersheds is endeavoring to further quantify the urban sources of E.coli with the Duck Creek Urban Investigation Plan. (UIP) In October, 2013, an Urban Investigation Committee was formed by PSCW, tasked to further examine E-coli sources in Duck Creek. The committee created the UIP to search for and quantify E-coli sources. The

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