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3rd Annual PACG Picnic – August 23rd

Please join us for food and fun at the 3rd annual PACG picnic from noon to 3 p.m. on August 23rd at Longview Park (1300 17th Street) in Rock Island, Illinois.

For More Information and/or to Register Online Please Click Here

Quad Cities Water Quality Summit: PowerPoint Presentations

The presentations from the March 21 Water Quality Summit are now available for viewing.

The Presenters:

Randy Moore President, Iowa American Water

Sean McMahon, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA)

Bill Stowe, CEO, Des Moines Water Works

Mary Skopec, Ph.d. Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Francis Thicke, Agronomist and Dairy Farmer

PowerPoint Presentations

Quad Cities Water Quality Summit

Growing Pollution and Its Impact on Water Quality
Saturday, March 21st, 1:00 PM

Hosted by: Davenport’s West High School’s Ecology Club at Davenport West High Auditorium – 3505 West Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa.

FREE & Open to the public.

The local environmental community will mark International Water Day with a panel of experts who will address the various challenges run-off pollution presents to water quality in Iowa and the Midwest and why we need to become better stewards of this resource.

Expert panel includes: Iowa American Water President, Randy Moore; Des Moines Waterworks CEO, Bill Stowe; Organic Farmer and Soil Scientist, Francis Thicke; DNR Research Geologist, Mary Skopec; Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance Executive Director, Sean McMahon.

This program is offered through Eastern Iowa Community College’s SCENE program and Progressive Action for the Common Good.

Supporting Environmental Groups: 1Mississippi, QC Audubon Society, Iowa CCI, League of Conservation Voters, River Action & the Eagle View Group Sierra Club.

For information contact Mark Aronson: maronson@eicc.edu or Anne Corbi: annecorbi@q.com

Bill Sherwood

PACG mourns the sudden death of our Environmental Forum leader Bill Sherwood. Bill succumbed to a heart attack on January 14th while on travel in Florida. Bill was a retired educator, a former alderman of Davenport, Iowa, and a current member of the school board in Davenport. We will remember Bill as a friend and colleague, a tireless advocate for public education, and a protector of the environment and the downtrodden. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

A celebration of life service will be held this Thursday, January 22nd at 6:00 PM at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in downtown Davenport. The visitation will begin at 3:00 PM.


Quad City Times Article

Symposium on the Impact of Wealth Disparity on America

The symposium was presented by the Economic Justice Forum of PACG on November 22, 2014 at Augustana College. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston was the keynote speaker. The following link will take you to our YouTube videos of the symposium

Video Playlist