February 2022 Virtual Forum

Denitrifying (Woodchip) Bioreactor Design Process and Research Update The first forum of the year is here! Join us on Tuesday, February 15 from 12-1pm to learn about denitrifying bioreactors. Denitrifying bioreactors are a common edge-of-field practice to remove nitrate from agricultural drainage water and are a key component of nutrient reduction strategies in the Midwest.

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Crow Creek WMA Work Day on February 12th

Join us on Saturday, February 12th from 8:30-11:30am for a special winter work day at the Crow Creek Wildlife Management Area in Mt. Joy, IA. In 2020, PSCW adopted the Crow Creek Wildlife Management Area near Mt. Joy in partnership with the Iowa DNR. Since then, we have worked to clear out invasive species, overgrown

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2021 Snapshot Data Matrix

In 2019, Partners of Scott County Watersheds developed a water quality data matrix to visualize and better understand the water quality trends within Scott County. This matrix used data from PSCW Snapshots and the Iowa DNR IOWATER Program to identify trends and patterns of several water quality parameters, including transparency, water/air temperature, concentrations of dissolved

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2021 in Review

Our 2021 newsletter is here! Read all about this year’s projects, highlights, and success stories, as well as our plans for next year.

Giving Tuesday with PSCW

Every year, people join together a few days after Thanksgiving for #GivingTuesday – this year, it will take place on November 30th! This is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Share your generosity with PSCW this year with these five ways to give!

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Hometown Pride Water Tower Contest

On Thursday, October 14th, the Iowa Finance Authority and Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced a contest to encourage Iowans to share their hometown pride for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind water tower design. The water tower design will be created by Iowa artist Laura Palmer, with design installation provided as well. This contest

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October Virtual Forum

Landscaping for Water Quality Improvement Join Partners of Scott County Watersheds for our October Virtual Forum on Tuesday, October 19th from 12-1pm. Listen as Ray Wolf, Master Gardener and Meteorologist shares how improving home landscape resilience to weather and climate extremes can help improve water quality, benefit pollinators and birds, and result in an attractive

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PSCW Joins the Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative!

In September, Partners of Scott County Watersheds joined the Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative through the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative. Though this work will carry on for years, this October is the time to act! Learn more and join the initiative too! This initiative involves working with community volunteers to collect data along

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Regenerative Farming in Iowa

Regenerative farming is an approach to agriculture that seeks to produce more holistically, sustainably, and resiliently. Often these regenerative practices include using compost and animal manure, growing cover crops, implementing no- or low-till, and rotational grazing. Together, these practices can provide a number of benefits to both the farmer and the ecosystem, including greater profitability

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September 2021 Virtual Forum

West Lake Park Restoration Project Join Marc Miller, Scott County Conservation Deputy Director, for an overview and update on the West Lake Park/ Lake of the Hills renovation project! This large project involved a water quality study, watershed management plan, and two different construction phases. Fish habitat was a key element in the planning, along with

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