There are so many upcoming QCA activities, events and volunteer opportunities related to the environment that we just had to share. Hopefully you find a way to learn more and get involved.
March & April: Wrap Trees with Living Lands & Waters
Living Lands & Waters will be giving away 100,000 free oak seedlings in March & April as part of their MillionTrees Project! In order to give away healthy trees, they need volunteers to wrap the tree’s roots in a damp medium and place them in bags. Contact Ashley at 309-737-5913 or email@example.com for more information.
Saturday, March 17: Environmental Film Fest
Olin Auditorium, Augustana College. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and admission is free. Learn more at http://www.augustana.edu/x12049.xml.
Saturday, March 20: Free Informational Forum for Scott County Septic Owners (noon – 1:00 p.m.)
Bettendorf Fire Station-Surrey Heights Location , 5002 Crow Creek Road. Presentation by Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District and Scott County Health Department. Contact Clare at 563.391.1403 x 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, April 14: Global Youth Service Day at Nahant Marsh
For more information contact Amy Loving at 563-323-5196 or visit www.nahantmarsh.org
Saturday, April 21: QCEWC Earth Week Fair (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. Free admission. Visit over 50 booths (stop by and see us at the Waste Commission of Scott County/iLivehere booth) and attend workshops for adults, youth and Scouts. Learn more at www.qcearthweek.org.
Saturday, April 21: Great American Cleanup in Moline
Volunteer organizations, neighborhood associations and residents are invited to get outdoors and do their part to make Moline clean and beautiful. Learn more at www.keepmolinebeautiful.org.
Friday, April 27: Downtown Davenport Cleanup Day
For more information visit www.downtowndavenport.com.
Saturday, April 28: Davenport Cleanup & Greenup
Cleanup & Greenup is a city-wide cleanup of Davenport, focusing primarily on neighborhood cleanups. Neighborhood groups are encouraged to sign-up by calling 563-326-7923.
Saturday, May 5: Downtown Rock Island Cleanup
Keep Rock Island Beautiful will partner with The District in collecting litter to enhance the appearance of downtown Rock Island. Keep Rock Island Beautiful plans and implements programs of education and awareness of litter control and recycling activities while promoting pride in Rock Island. They support and encourage citizens, businesses and organizations to share responsibility for keeping a healthy, safe and beautiful city. If you are interested in helping with this clean up, contact email@example.com or call 786-1334.
Saturday, May 5: 2012 Garlic Mustard Challenge
Garlic mustard is an invasive, noxious plant that threatens our native woodlands, natural areas & wildlife habitat. Help control it in our community by participating in the Challenge from 9 a.m. to noon! For more information visit www.extension.iastate.edu/scott.
Saturday, May 19: Bike Path Cleanup in Rock Island
To volunteer, contact Carolyn Fuller, Keep Rock Island Beautiful Executive Director at (309) 786-1334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For even more events and volunteer opportunities visit www.qcearthweek.org.