About the QCCA
The Quad City Conservation Alliance was founded in 1984 as a not for profit conservation alliance by 5 local conservation clubs who recognized that they could accomplish more through joint action. The QCCA owns and operates the QCCA Expo Center. The Expo Center is a 60000 square foot exhibition center with a 4600 square foot auditorium that has a seating capacity of 500 used for consumer trade shows and special events. Monies raised through the Expo Center are directed to conservation activities in a 90 mile radius of the Quad Cities. The five managing clubs are: Frye Lake Sportsmen’s Club, Mississippi Valley Chapter of Muskies Inc., Moline Conservation Club, Quad City In-Fisherman, and the Rock Island Conservation Club.
The concept of the Quad City Conservation Alliance is to provide a mechanism for achieving the aims of protecting, preserving, and enhancing the natural resources and the quality of life in the Quad City area through joint action. Over $1, 200,000 has been invested in the Quad Cities for conservation activities since 1984 through the efforts of the QCCA.
EXAMPLES OF QCCA SPONSORED PROJECTS:
- Development of Wapsi River Environmental Center near Dixon, Iowa
- Reintroduction of peregrine falcons near Muscatine, Iowa
- Kids fishing clinics in Moline, Davenport, Rock Island, and Galesburg
- Waterfowl and raptor habitat enhancement projects along the Mississippi
- Research equipment for state biologists in Iowa and Illinois
- Handicapped fishing dock at West Lake Park, Scott County
- Examples of QCCA sponsored programs:
- Earth Day
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
- Project Now Energy Conservation Fair
- Quad Cities Bald Eagle Days
Mississippi Valley Muskies, Inc., one of the QCCA Expo Center's founding clubs.