Spring Snapshot Canceled

The PSCW Board has decided to cancel the Spring Snapshot volunteer water quality monitoring event, in the likelihood that CDC social distancing recommendations will be extended past April 30. The summer Snapshot is scheduled for Saturday, July 18 from 8-12 at the Eldridge Community Center. Stay tuned to PSCW’s website, social media, and email list

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Water Quality Lessons at Home!

Water Rocks! has launched The Monday Mix, a new multimedia e-newsletter providing conservation and water quality education materials and activities for school-age youth who are suddenly “learning from home.” Click here to learn more.

#FridaysOnTheFarm

Check out this amazing water quality improvement story! The Fletcher Gulch Watershed consists of 6,500 acres. The lower half of the watershed is irrigated cropland, and the upper half is rangeland. The drainage enters the Old Owyhee Ditch, a tributary to the Owyhee and Snake rivers. “We knew we had a problem with water quality,

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Conservation Best Practices Manual Available for Free Download

The Conservation Learning Group has published the Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual to aid farmers in selecting conservation measures appropriate for their farms. Designed primarily for farmers just starting out through three years of adopting conservation practices, the manual provides a broad range of information that could be beneficial to any producer. The manual is available

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#FridaysOnTheFarm

This Friday meet Martha Neale, of Windmist Farm in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Martha operates the farm with her husband, George, raising beef cattle, goats, sheep, pastured pork, and layer hens. The land has been in their family since the early 1960s.  Continue reading here.

Snapshot Supplies Donation!

Thank you to Scott County, Iowa Conservation for donating IOWATER materials for us to use for our 2020 Snapshots! This will enable us to increase the number water quality testing sites throughout the county and to continue monitoring for years to come!

2020 Scott SWCD Native Praire Plant Sale

Orders are now being taken for the Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual plant sale! Final date to order is March 25, 2020. Contact the SWCD to place an order: (563) 391-1403 x. 3.

#FridaysOnTheFarm

This Friday meet Bill Cooper a cattle farmer from Wythe County, Virginia, where he raises Angus cattle on the same land that his family has operated since 1941. Bill lives on the farm with his son, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.