Whiteside County Soil and Water
Conservation District
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2015 Conservation Cropping Seminars:

We are trying to help spread the word, please see the info in the photo....


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NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATIONS

 

                                                          NOTICE

 

To all persons of legal voting age who own or reside on land located within the boundaries of the Whiteside Soil and Water Conservation District.  Beginning on December 8, 2014, nominations will be accepted for the two year term of the office of Director of the Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District at the District's Office at 16255 Liberty St Morrison IL, 61270 during our normal business hours of 7:30a.m. to 4p.m.  To be considered for nomination as a candidate for the office of Director, nominees must provide proof of residency or ownership of land located within the boundaries of the District.  Interested persons must respond by 4 p.m. on January 14, 2015.


We will hold the election of directors here at our office, 16255 Liberty Street Morrison IL, 61270 on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 between the hours of 6:30AM and 5:00PM. In the event of inclement weather, we will move the election date, so please call the office at 815-772-2124 ext. 3 before you travel. If the date is changed date we will post it on our Facebook page at Whiteside Swcd, on our website at www.whitesidecountyswcd.com and at the SWCD office. 



Thank you....

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Item for Sale:


Woodward Flail Vac Seed Stripper


We also still have the Seed Stripper with a minimum bid of $2,300.00. Please contact our office for any questions or concerns. Items are sold in as is condition.




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Newsletter:
 It's official, due to rising printing and mailing costs, we are going electronic with our bi-annual newsletter. If you would like to start receiving or continue to receive our newsletter, send your email address to us at whitesidecountyswcd@hotmail.com. If you do not have email and would like a paper copy sent to you be request only, call the office at 815-772-2124 ext3 and let us have your name and address. We will gladly send you a copy when they are finished. The newsletters should be ready for release by mid-January if all goes as planned. Thank you for your support.

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Education Ideas 

This goes out to educators as well as parents.... If there are any type of workshops, presentations or conservation related topics you would like to see offered for the school children, please let me know and we will see what our Education Fund can do to help. And for the educators, please remember the SWCD's Education Fund offers teacher grants. Contact us and we will get the grant information to you. We would like to be able to promote conservation education as much as possible. Call 815-772-2124 ext3 or email whitesidecountyswcd@hotmail.com. Thank you
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 Fruit Trees

Prices to be determined

We offered Gold Rush and Enterprise Apple Trees again this Spring, as well as Starking Delicious Pear and Bartlett Pear.  These Apple Trees come from Stark Bro's and are high quality nursery trees.  Caliper - 7/8" Approx. Height - 5-7'

These trees should be used for conservation purposes for wildlife and insect pollination.  They should not be planted on CRP acres.

We appreciate the orders so that we are able to secure the best trees available. Contact our office to get in your order.


Thank you!
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Learn more about Thistle Management.
 
Click here to read the article written by one of our Board Members, Dave Feltes.

Helpful links regarding Thistle Management:
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/cu130430.html
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/CanadaThistle2007.pdf
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2014 - 4th Grade Conservation Field Day
was held Thursday, September 25th 2014 at 
Palisades State Park


 The Conservation Day was a huge success. See Education section for more details.
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