The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project will sponsor the 24th annual Mississippi River Eco-Meet on Oct. 18 at the Lock and Dam 14 Day Use Recreation Area at Pleasant Valley.

The team competition between elementary schools in Scott, Rock Island and Henry counties promotes the better use of natural and cultural resources. Ten schools and 13 teams are participating this year, including Alan Shepard, Ed White, John Glenn, Neil Armstong and Virgil Grissom school from the North Scott School District; Bettendorf Middle School; and Bridgeview, Cody, Riverdale Heights and Hopewell Elementary Schools from the Pleasant Valley School District

Topics include “The Mississippi and Its Uses,” “Water Safety,” “Animals Around Us” and “Forests Are More Than Just Trees.” For more information, contact Steve Vacek at 309-794-4301.

In case of inclement weather, the Eco-Meet will move to the Bettendorf Community Center, 2204 Grant St.

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