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What We Are About



The Function of the Conservation District:
TO TAKE AVAILABLE TECHNICAL, FINANCIAL, AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, WHATEVER THEIR SOURCE, AND FOCUS OR COORDINATE THEM SO THAT THEY MEET THE NEEDS OF THE LOCAL LAND USER FOR CONSERATION OF SOIL, WATER, AND RELATED RESOURCES.
Adapted from Pete Nowak’s "The Conservation District Official: Villain or Victim?"
Provided by the Partnership Assistance Team.

Conservation  Development  Self-Government:
This is the theme of the district movement, symbolizing the dedication of district officials to purposeful, constructive action in the field of conservation, resource development, and grassroots leadership - fundamental to American growth and prosperity.




technical assistance Technical Assistance:
The District's main goal continues to be the protection and enhancement of our county's soil and water resources. The staff works closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide free resource conservation technical assistance to any interested individual or group. District staff routinely assist local producers with the planning and installation of conservation practices, as well as development of detailed soil and water conservation plans to promote long-term protection of whole farms.




Would You Like To Be Involved?

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Volunteers have been the cornerstone of the soil and water conservation movement. The District welcomes volunteers to become part of the Earth Team Volunteer Program. Volunteers help people conserve, improve, and sustain our resources and environment.
Please call our office at 815-235-2161 Ext:3 for information on how to volunteer.

The SWCD operates with an elected volunteer board of directors residing in Stephenson County.

Open Meetings:
All meetings of the Stephenson Soil and Water Conservation District are open to the public. Regularly scheduled meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at the SWCD office at 1620 South Galena Avenue in Freeport, Illinois. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. (Check our calendar for dates.)

As a government entity, all donations are tax deductible. Please consider a donation to the District, to the Scholarship Fund, or to the Education Program Fund.

The SWCD & NRCS are equal opportunity employers.

 
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