Mighty Mississippi Mussels

57a12cd35d61f.imageMussels play an important role in river ecosystems, such as filtering water. In the Quad Cities, there are three species of federally endangered mussel species in danger of extinction. When the construction of the I-74 bridge posed a threat to these and other mussels species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) started an effort to save these animals. Betsy Bainbridge, Biologist with the USFWS, will discuss the project which included moving 140,000 mussels between Bettendorf and Moline.

July 15
10:00-11:00 a.m.
$5 Members, $10 Non-members

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location Nahant Marsh
4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport IA 52802
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4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport, IA 52802