City of Davenport's 'Native Roots' Program


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Press release submitted by Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District



City of Davenport's 'Native Roots' Program

Brian Stineman, Natural Resources Manager, City of Davenport- Public Works

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Bettendorf Fire Station-Surrey Heights Location

5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf

Brian Stineman, Natural Resources Manager with the City of Davenport's Public Works department, will present on the city's Native Roots program on Tuesday, October 23rd from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Bettendorf Fire Station-Surrey Heights Location, 5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf.

Stineman will provide information on the city of Davenport's Native Roots program, which encourages residents to plant native vegetation in their yard and provides them with expertese on native plant establishment and management. Stineman will also discuss the importance of native vegetation in reducing stormwater runoff and improving water and soil quality.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting this monthly educational lunch forum.

Lunch will be provided with a $5 donation. RSVP requested from those who would like lunch. RSVP to Karen Wilke at 563-391-1403 ext. 3 or karen.wilke@ia.nacdnet.net




















 



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