Scott County Conservation Board

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.

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.

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Hoping to keep the deer herd at a manageable size, the Scott County Conservation Board is preparing for the annual hunt in Scott County Park. Archery hunters can apply through August 1st, for the three-month season beginning in October.

Roger Kean, executive director of the conservation board, says the park covers about 12-hundred acres, and before the hunts started 21 years ago, there were an estimated 500 to 600 deer living in the park.

Now the herd numbers about 150, and Kean says the yearly hunt is held to maintain the herd at that level. 

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People who use a popular park in the Quad Cities can learn if its lake is polluted, and what might be done about it. On Thursday, the Scott County Conservation Board will hold a meeting to discuss watershed pollution at West Lake Park in Davenport.

The board and the Iowa DNR conducted a study to find out how much sediment and nutrients are released into the watershed, and to see if past restoration projects have improved water quality.