My name is Art Norris. I am the 191st
WATERKEEPER® in the world.
My title is
Quad Cities WATERKEEPER®.
Together we can continue to make an impact and defend all of our rights
to clean water and a healthy environment. Please join us in our fight.
Concerned citizens like you cleaned up the Hudson river.
We can do the same for our
and area Quad City Waterways.
Together We Can and Will Make
WATERKEEPER® now has a Board of
Directors consisting of nine exceptional board members:
Board Member and Chairman of the Board: Sarah Ford
Graduate of St. Ambrose College; has minor degree in environmental studies;
correspondent for The Dispatch and frequent contributor to the
Radish Magazine; elected official (Port Byron Township Clerk); Water
Sentinel for local Sierra Club
Bob is an elected official (4th Ward Alderman, city of Silvis); WW II
& Korea veteran; B.A. Degree from Iowa State University; Masters Degree from
Bradley University; retired teacher; home builder; strong environmental
Jonah served five years in the United States Navy. He was an Avionics
Electronics Technician. He received the Naval Achievement Medal in 2007 for
his service while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Pacific
Command Contingency Operations. He currently possesses the FCC General Radio
Operator License with Radar Endorsement and also has Electro Mechanical and
Sustainable Energy Certifications. Jonah is currently a full time college
student planning on graduating with his degree in Electrical Engineering
with a point of focus in renewable energy system.
Treasurer: Courtney Riecke
Miss Riecke is the mother of one child. She comes from a long family history
of American farmers from the great state of Iowa. Miss Riecke’s grandfather
was instrumental in starting Scott County park in Davenport Iowa. She is
also a great advocate for our environment and has repeatedly worked at the
preservation of our trees for the benefit of our children’s future, nature,
successful Quad Cities businessman; runs several printing companies;
Graduate of Western Illinois University; semi-retired police dispatcher;
has been a wildlife rehabber since 1995; strong environmental activist
Served in US Coast Guard for 6 1/2 years; upon discharge he received a
Commandant's Letter of Commendation for Meritorious Service; grew up on the
Mississippi River and is dedicated to its preservation; practical, hands-on
experience on the water and with vessels
Quad Cities Waterkeeper®; grain and
livestock farmer; welder;
professional photographer; led the opposition to Triumph Foods' efforts to
build hog slaughterhouse on an area wetland; founded Quadcities Citizens
Against Triumph (Q-CAT)