The fall Scott County snapshot event to monitor water quality will be 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Bettendorf Fire Station, 5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf.

Volunteers will monitor streams, creeks, wetlands and rivers in the county. Lunch will be provided at no charge after the monitoring. Volunteers are welcome.

A brief oreintation will begin at 9 a.m. at the fire station, then volunteers will disperse around the county to take water samples. They will monitor water for transparency, water temperature, pH, nitrite and nitrate, dissolved oxygen, phosphate and chloride. Samples will be sent to a lab for bacteria testing and make observations about activities and land uses surrounding the waterbody.

For more information, contact Karen Wilke, coordinator, Partners of Scott County Watersheds, at

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