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September 13 from 1-8:30 p.m. and September 14 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Located at the River Center, 136 E 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801
With planning committee members from Nahant Marsh; Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever; Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District; Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District; Trees Forever; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Wallace’s Garden Center.
Informational sessions will focus on Bees, Butterflies & Beyond; Woodlands & Wetlands; and Crafting Conservation. Wednesday’s dinner keynote, “Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together,” will be provided by Dr. Doug Tallamy, Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware and Bringing Nature Home Author. The conference will conclude with an opportunity to participate in a citizen science project surveying the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee with U.S. Fish & Wildlife, or touring Wallace’s Garden Center with local beekeeping expert Ron Fischer.
OPTIONAL Pre-Conference Workshops from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
#1. “Butterfly, Moth and Bee Identification” and “Wildflower Identification and Invasive Species Management”
Nahant Marsh Education Center
4220 Wapello Avenue, Davenport, IA 52802
#2. Monarch Joint Venture “Citizen Science Monarch Projects”
Black Hawk State Historic Site, Singing Bird Nature Center
1510 46th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201
Click here to download the conference program (this is a low-resolution file for a quicker download- some images may appear fuzzy).
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.
Click here to be redirected to the City of Davenport’s interactive downtown parking map.
Recommended Parking Option 1: The River Center Ramp- Located at 102 E 2nd Street (connected to the River Center Skywalk)
Hourly/Daily – $1 for two hours, $2 for four hours; $3 for six hours, $4 for eight hours and $5 for twelve hours, Maximum Daily Rate is $10. NOTE: Payment options have changed since last year’s conference: 1. Pay at Pay Stations Located in Ramp2. Download and use the Parkmobile App. Click here to download.
Recommended Parking Option 2: FREE Parking (2.5 block walk) at Riverfront Trail Parking Lot- Located at 100 E River Drive
Unmonitored parking in this lot is free and available on a “First Come, First Served” basis.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS 2017 SPONSORS:
$1,000 Alfalfa Sponsors
|American Farmland Trust||www.farmland.org|
|Eastern Iowa Community Colleges||www.eicc.edu|
|Nahant Marsh Education Center||www.nahantmarsh.org|
|Figge Art Museum||figgeartmuseum.org|
|Illinois Farm Bureau||http://www.ilfb.org/|
|Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund||www.iowadot.gov/lrtf/home|
|Salt Creek Butterfly Farm||www.saltcreekbutterflyfarm.com|
|Walcott Trust and Saving’s Bank||www.walcottbank.com|
|Waste Commission of Scott County||www.wastecom.com|
$500 Monarch Butterfly Sponsors
|Davenport Public Works||www.cityofdavenportiowa.com|
|Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation||www.inhf.org|
|Ascentra Credit Union||www.ascentra.org|
|The Nature Conservancy||www.nature.org|
$250 Purple Cone Flower Sponsors
|Living Lands and Waters||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||www.rockislandswcd.org|
$150 Milkweed Sponsors
|Paul Crosser||n/a||Personal Donation|
|Blank Park Zoo||www.blankparkzoo.com|
|Honey Bee Health Coalition||honeybeehealthcoalition.org|
|Scott County Soil and Water||www.scottcountysoilandwater.org/|
Questions? Contact Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.336.3374.