Whiteside County Soil and Water
Conservation District
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2015 Summer Fundraiser

As most of you may know and for those that don't, the SWCD did not have the winter annual meeting this year. Instead of the winter annual meeting we decided to try a different path and are now going to have a summer fundraising event. Please see the attached photo for more details. To purchase event tickets as well as beef raffle tickets and/or if you have questions, give us a call at 815-772-2124 ext 3 or email whitesidecountyswcd@hotmail.com or stop by the office. Thank you.


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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU....

Thank you to everyone that participated in any way, shape or form to make our Spring fish and tree sales successful. We truly appreciate everyone's business. Watch for the summer newsletter for fall sale information. Please contact us with any conservation need you may have. Thanks again!!!!

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Natural Area Guardians

If you are interested in preserving the lands natural beauty and would like to volunteer to help the with the native areas, please see the info listed in the Natural Area Guardian section of the website. To become a NAG member or if you have any questions, comments or concerns, they can be directed to our office at 815-772-2124 ext 3. 


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Summer edition of the e-newsletter is in progress. Please look for it at the end of June or beginning of July. 
If you would like to receive our e-newsletter, send your email address to  whitesidecountyswcd@hotmail.com or call the office at 815-772-2124 ext3. If you don't have email and would like a copy in the mail, by request only, give us your name and address and we will send one to you. 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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2015 - 4th Grade Conservation Field Day
is tentatively set for Thursday, September 24th 2015 at 
Palisades State Park


  See Education section for more details.
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