PSCW 2020 Fall Snapshot

Volunteers reviewing water data on clipboard.
A water sampling jug dropped into the water.

Become a citizen scientist for the day and contribute to one of the largest water quality databases in Iowa!

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.

Your important work will help Partners of Scott County Watersheds report impaired waterways to local governments and funding organizations to potentially install water quality improvement projects.

No previous experience is necessary, and anyone 16 and over is welcome!

  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8:00AM-12:00PM
  • Where: Bettendorf Surrey Heights Fire Station, 5002 Crow Creek Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Volunteers will meet at the fire station, then split off into small groups of 3 or 4 to monitor 5-7 water quality sites in Scott County. They will meet back up at noon at the fire station to share their results. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, long pants, long sleeves, bug spray, and sunscreen. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water.

FREE lunch and T-shirts for volunteers after sampling!

Register at

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Bettendorf Surrey Heights Fire Station
5002 Crow Creek Rd
Bettendorf, IA 5272