Environment

Kate Kremer

Set at Arsenal Island, Ryan Collins’s play builds on text drawn from the autobiography of Black Hawk and imagines the thoughts of the Swan God after his departure from the militarized island that was once his home.


The Channel Cat Water Taxi

Aug 20, 2016


For the first time this summer, West Nile Virus has been detected in Rock Island County. The health department says a mosquito carrying the virus was found in a trap in Moline, one of seven traps in the county.

Photo by John LaBella

Featuring Jessica Denney and Lou Hare

A husband and wife muse on the bittersweet irony of children playing on the old tank at Credit Island in John Bowman’s Credit Island Reverie.


Mark Twain on Twitter

Aug 13, 2016


Photo by Kate Kremer

Ann Boaden’s clever, subtly rhyming play follows a conversation between two ducks floating in the Augustana Slough, featuring Camilla Best and Jessica Denney.

Ramsar Designation for Milan Bottoms?

Aug 6, 2016


John Tann from Flickr

Due to cases of the Zika Virus, potential blood donors are now being asked if they've traveled recently to south Florida. The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center wants people who visited Miami-Dade and Broward counties to postpone giving blood for up to one month after their return. 

Moving Mussels

Aug 2, 2016
Gary J. Wege/USFWS.

After nearly 20 years of planning, a project has started to save thousands of mussels in the Mississippi River between Moline and Bettendorf. Tuesday a Saint Louis company began re-locating mussels along the route of the new I-74 bridge. 

My Internship in Milan Bottoms

Jul 30, 2016


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