DG 12: Davenport Renaissance

Founded in 1836, Davenport is the largest of the Quad Cities. With a population of almost 100,000, it is Iowa's third largest city. In 2007, Davenport, along with neighboring Rock Island, won the City Livability Award in the small-city category from the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The Dream Green series visits with Mayor Bill Brian Ritter of Nahant Marsh with JamesGluba at his office and takes walking tours of the new 96,000 square foot LEED-certified police department, the wastewater facility which is saving the city $800,000 to a million dollars a year by trapping its own methane gas, award-winning compost facility and even a nature preserve called Nahant Marsh, one of the last remaining urban wetlands on the Upper Mississippi River.

Follow the journey of discovery across the state at greeniowa.org.

Guest list:

Mayor Bill Gluba

Wastewater Facility manager Dennis Ryan

Compost Facility manager Scott Plett

Police Chief Frank Donchez and Lt. Mike Venema

Nahant Marsh facilitator Brian Ritter


Listen to the full show here:



Transcript coming soon.



Audio icon DGS 12 Davenport-final.mp354.83 MB