Environment

Mark Schwiebert

After years of research and writing, Mark Schwiebert has decided to take the next step in his efforts to fight climate change. The former Rock Island mayor and alderman has established a fund that will award grants each year for environmental education and studies.

Scott County Conservation Board

New options will soon be available for people who want to spend a weekend in a park, but not really "rough it." Wednesday afternoon,  the Scott County Conservation Board will hold a ribbon cutting for two new cabins in West Lake Park, adjacent to the Summit Campground.

Wendy Caldwell / The Monarch Lab

The first Monarch blitz is over, and 300 people in the US participated by counting eggs, caterpillars, chrysalides, and butterflies. The citizen scientists then submitted their findings to the Monarch Lab at the University of Minnesota.

Summary

The Grace of Rabbits

Aug 5, 2017


Amy Kay/City of Davenport

Davenport is now the first urban area in the state to install a bioreactor at its waterfront.

A Breakfast of a Morning

Jul 29, 2017


Rock River Falling Slowly

Jul 28, 2017
WVIK News

After cresting earlier this week, the level of the Mississippi River is dropping fast, but not the Rock.

River Levels Falling

Jul 26, 2017
National Weather Service

Both the Rock and Mississippi Rivers have crested in the Quad Cities, and started to fall. 

Scott County Conservation Board

Nearly 50 years after it was built, it's time for major restoration work at West Lake Park. The Scott County Conservation Board is advertising for an engineering firm to oversee the project that could take a couple of years and cost a couple million dollars.

Herb Trix/WVIK

 Major flooding along the Rock River this week. It's about six feet over flood stage at Joslin and nearly 3 feet over flood stage at Moline on Monday. 

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