Make Room For the River Sept. 26-28

By Olivia Dorothy
Regional Conservation Coordinator, Upper Mississippi River Initiative

Make Room For the River

Make Room For the River: In Your Life, Floodplain, and Architecture Sept 26-28 in Moline, Ill. For the agenda and more information, visit

Quad Cities call for essay entrees on the theme of ‘Water’

Be political, environmental, nostalgic, culinary, historical, scientific … Tell an anecdote, fable, reminiscence, family story, urban legend … Youth and adult levels. Word limit is 500. A $50 prize for first place in each category and the opportunity to read your essay at the Quad Cities Water Lore program at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, at the Bettendorf Public Library. Submission must be at the Bettendorf Public Library or postmarked by Oct 1. Submit to:

Hedy Hustedde, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722; (Put “Water Essay Contest” in the subject line.)

From the Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2012, issue