2017 Quad Cities Pollinator Conference


The 2017 Quad Cities Pollinator Conference was held on September 13 and September 14 at the River Center in Davenport, Iowa. 180 attendees participated in sessions on “Bees, Butterflies, and Beyond,” “Woodlands and Wetlands,” and “Crafting Conservation.” Wednesday’s dinner keynote, “Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together” was presented by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology from the University of Delaware. The conference concluded with opportunities to participate in a rusty patched bumble bee citizen science project or tour the Bettendorf, Iowa Wallace’s Garden Center location. 

Click here to access presentations and resources from the 3rd Annual Quad Cities Pollinator Conference.

Click here to listen to the keynote, “Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together,” recorded by sponsor WVIK. Click here for Dr. Tallamy’s presentation slides.

Click here to download the conference program (this is a low-resolution file for a quicker download- some images may appear fuzzy).

Conference Presentations
The views and opinions of the presenters and those expressed in the student video entries at the conference are solely theirs and not those of the conference organizers.





$1,000 Alfalfa Sponsors

American Farmland Trust American Farmland Trust Logo www.farmland.org
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Print www.eicc.edu
Nahant Marsh Education Center  Nahant-Marsh_Partner-and-1000-Sponsor www.nahantmarsh.org
Arconic Arconic_1000-Sponsor www.arconic.com
Figge Art Museum Figge_1000-Sponsor figgeartmuseum.org
Illinois Farm Bureau Il-Farm-Bureau_1000-Sponsor http://www.ilfb.org/
Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund IA-Living-Roadway_1000-Sponsor www.iowadot.gov/lrtf/home
Salt Creek Butterfly Farm  Salt-Creek_1000-Sponsor www.saltcreekbutterflyfarm.com
Syngenta  Syngenta_1000-Sponsor www4.syngenta.com
Walcott Trust and Saving’s Bank  Walcott-Bank_1000-Sponsor www.walcottbank.com
Waste Commission of Scott County  Waste-Commission_1000-Sponsor www.wastecom.com
WVIK  WVIK_1000-Sponsor www.wvik.org
WQPT  WQPT Quad Cities PBS www.wqpt.org


$500 Monarch Butterfly Sponsors

Bridgestone Bandag  BridgestoneLogo_TypeA (002) www.bandag.com
Davenport Public Works  Davenport-Public-Works_500-Sponsor www.cityofdavenportiowa.com
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation_$500 www.inhf.org
Trees Forever  Trees-Forever_Partner-and-500-Sponsor www.treesforever.org
Ascentra Credit Union  Ascentra_500-Sponsor www.ascentra.org
The Nature Conservancy  The-Nature-Conservancy_500-Sponsor www.nature.org


$250 Purple Cone Flower Sponsors

Living Lands and Waters Living-Lands_250-Sponsor livinglandsandwaters.org
National Wildlife Federation Image Coming Soon www.nwf.org
Rock Island Soil & Water Conservation District  Image Coming Soon www.rockislandswcd.org
Wallace’s Garden Center  Wallaces_Partner-and-250-Sponsor www.rockislandswcd.org
Niabi Zoo  Niabi-Zoo_250-Sponsor www.niabizoo.com/


$150 Milkweed Sponsors

Paul Crosser  n/a Personal Donation
Blank Park Zoo  Blank-Park-Zoo_150-Sponsor www.blankparkzoo.com
Honey Bee Health Coalition  Honey-Bee-Health_150-Sponsor honeybeehealthcoalition.org
Milkweed Matters  Milkweed-Matters_150-Sponsor www.milkweedmatters.org
Scott County Soil and Water Scott-County-Soil_150-Sponsor www.scottcountysoilandwater.org/

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