Partners of Scott County Watersheds Lunch Forum Aug. 19

Posted Online: Aug. 13, 2014, 3:11 pm
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Press release submitted by Scott Co. Soil & Water Conservation District


XStream Cleanup and iLivehere
Paula Webinger, Education Specialist, Waste Commision of Scott County

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Noon – 1 p.m.
Bettendorf Fire Station-Surrey Heights Location
5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf, Iowa

XStream Cleanup
Paula will discuss Xstream Cleanup from its beginning in 2003 through the event's eleventh anniversary last week with volunteers removing about 33,209 pounds of debris from area waterways and illegal dump sites. She will also cover this year's successful effort to remove invasive plants from natural area sites throughout Scott County.

Formerly Keep Scott County Beautiful, iLivehere was formed in 2008 as Waste Commission of Scott County's environmental outreach program. iLivehere is a Keep America Beautiful affiliate and shares KAB's mission: empowering individuals to take greater responsibility for their community environment. iLivehere helps coordinate community cleanups, provides cleanup supplies, loans event recycling containers and coordinates MAKE it YOURS—a cleanup adoption program.

The Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting this monthly educational lunch forum. Lunch will be provided for a $5 donation. Please RSVP to Dan McNeil, Watershed Coordinator, Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District at (563) 391-1403 x304 or


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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