Whiteside County Soil and Water
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Whiteside County Fair 


The Whiteside County Fair was a success as usual. Thanks to everyone that makes the fair possible each year. Our fair booth was also a success. Thanks to everyone that stopped and supported the Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District. Hopefully we will see everyone again next year.

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Whiteside County Pheasants Forever Chapter 811 Annual Banquet

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Hurry, hurry, hurry...
  We're having a sale on equipment:

We have the following items for a running bid (silent auction):

A Woodward Flail Vac Seed Stripper (for native grass). Bid period for this item will be now through August 29, 2014 with a minimum bid of $2,300.

We have a Tree Eliminator Tree Saw, bid period for this item will be now through August 29, 2014 with a minimum bid of $1,500.

Both the 50 gallon and 150 gallon sprayers have been sold.


Call the office to arrange an appointment to see these items and place a bid. 815-772-2124 ex 3. Items are sold in "As Is" condition. Thank you!!

Please see the link below for bidding rules.

July Sale Announcement

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Andresen Nature Center...  (click the link below for details on Presentations)

     The city of Fulton IL has recently received a donation of a home and acreage from the Andresen Family. The home and acreage are being transformed into a Nature Center. The Nature Center is located adjacent to Heritage Canyon in Fulton and will be used for environmental and nature related educational purposes. The Center is targeted to be open to the public in mid 2014.
     Since The Andresen Nature Center is new it is in need of some gently used desks, folding chairs and tables. Book shelves could also be used as a reference library that is being developed along with electronic media. Financial donations will also be accepted instead.
     Should you have any questions, if you would like to visit the center or like to make a donation, please contact Kyle Kopf, Executive Director at 815-499-5869.

     Please check out the following link of the City of Fulton's Summer Events Schedule, there are programs being held at The Nature Center to the public free of charge. There are many other various events throughout the community listed as well. To schedule a field trip to the Heritage Canyon in Fulton IL, please contact Brian Tomman, at 815-589-4600 or email heritage_canyon@yahoo.com.
 

Fulton IL Summer Events




Thank you......

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    SWCD Annual Meeting

        The SWCD Annual Meeting was held Saturday January 25, 2014 at the Super Wash Training Facility, Morrison IL. Entertainment this year was The Blind Squirrel of The Plank Road Folk Music Society. This year's annual dinner meeting included the election of directors, awards and a live auction. There was also a raffle and a live auction of pies after dinner. The following people were unanimously voted in as SWCD directors for a two year term: Dave Cook, Vern Latwesen and Paul Young. All monies raised will be used to benefit the Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District Education Foundation. Photos of the nights event are below. Page #1 - Brigitte Young accepted Kathy Young's Educator of the Year Award, Dan Exner - Auctioneer, Springbrook Catering, Safety Combo Packs, Chicago Bear's Stool, Sun's Up Time to Fish print, Paul Young - Conservationist of the Year and New Holland Throw. Page #2 - Chainsaw for auction, Raffle items table, Delicious Pies and The Blind Squirrel. Thank you to everyone that made this event a success.

Click this link to see the Annual Meeting Agenda, meeting minutes will be posted soon.

2014 Annual Meeting Agenda
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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
will be held Thursday, September 25th 2014 at 
Palisades State Park


 We anticipate the Conservation Day to be a huge success. Notices have been sent out to the schools. Everyone is looking forward to a great presentation again in 2014.
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