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Conserving Our Land
Today For Tomorrow

What is a Soil & Water Conservation District?

Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), established in 1937 under the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District Act, are local units of government.  The Act gives SWCD'S the responsibility to provide technical information to individuals and groups on methods of soil and water conservation and to provide natural resource inventory information on properties slated for zoning changes.  Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation was formed in 1940.  For a short history of the Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District click here.  The Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation District is a locally operated unit of government functioning under Illinois Law.  Our purpose is to promote the protection, maintenance, improvement, and wise use of the soil, water, and related resources within the District.

Who develops the policies of the Winnebago County SWCD?

Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District is a public body made up of citizens concerned with the protection of our natural resources.  It is governed by a five-member board of directors elected by District landowners and residents.  This board of directors and the Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) develop annual and long range plans that direct the activities of the District and NRCS.

Who funds the SWCD?

Districts do not have a taxing authority.  Funding is provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA).  Districts offer several programs which supplement IDOA funding.  The additional funding is utilized for operation expenses and education programs. 

  

4833 Owen Center Rd.
Rockford, IL  61101
          (815) 965-2392 x3            

The District is a locally operated unit of government functioning under Illinois law, to promote protection, maintenance, improvement and
wise use of the soil, water and related resources.


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