2017 Quad Cities Pollinator Conference

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Conference registration is now closed.

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.

Doug-263-600x625Informational 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).

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.



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.



$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/

Questions? Contact Lindsey at lmkennedy@eicc.edu or 563.336.3374.

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Nahant Marsh

LogoThe mission of Nahant Marsh Education Center is to protect, enhance, and restore the Marsh through education, research, and conservation. Our vision is to foster wonder, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world.


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Nahant Marsh

4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport, IA 52802