WASHINGTON DC (November 17, 2021) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2022 President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) and Presidential Innovation Awards for Environmental Educators (PIAEE).

ILLINOIS CITY, ILLINOIS (November 17, 2021)  The Rock Island County Forest Preserve District Commission received a $1,033,200 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to support acquisition of approximately 172 acres of land in East Moline, Illinois.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 13, 2021) — Davenport Community School District was honored with the Iowa Recycling Association's (IRA) Best Sustainability and Education Program award. The award was presented in Cedar Rapids at the annual Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference on October 5, 2021.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 7, 2021)  Coal-fueled power-plant jobs and spending are on the decline in Iowa, tied largely to shifts in the economics of renewable energy. The transition away from coal-fueled electric generation presents significant but manageable challenges to the seven communities where coal-fueled power plants are located, according to a new Iowa State University study.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 9, 2021) — The Iowa Arborist Association (IAA), with the help of The City of Davenport Forestry Department and Advantage Tree Service, welcomes the Midwest’s best arborists to its annual Tree Climbing Competition (TCC) at Duck Creek Park, 3300 East Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803 on Saturday, September 25.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 17, 2021)  Three environmental groups are appealing a decision by the Iowa Utilities Board to allow MidAmerican to evade review of its coal plants.

ILLINOIS CITY, ILLINOIS (May 27, 2021) — Boat rentals on Lake George at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve are opening for the first time this season on Friday, May 26, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. From canoes and kayaks to jon boats and pontoons, Loud Thunder Forest Preserve offers a wide variety of boats to choose from. Rentals are offered Wednesday through Sunday, 8AM-7PM, with the last rental to go out at 6PM.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 21, 2021) — River Action’s riverfront scavenger-hunt is an event created for fun outdoors while maintaining social-distance. Get some exercise in the month of June by searching for the solutions to 36 clues at our riverfront landmarks. Participants who submit the most correct answers will be entered into drawings to win fantastic prizes.

To avoid crowds, we will be mailing packets to each registrant. Packets include:

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 29, 2021) This week, the city of Davenport hosted a session where they unveiled options being considered to ease or mitigate future flooding from the Mississippi River. The city has been considering flood-response options since the historical flooding in 2019.