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.


  • 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


Rock Island Conservation Club

Mississippi Valley Muskies, Inc., one of the QCCA Expo Center's founding clubs.

Quad Cities In-Fisherman Club

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