Whiteside County Soil and Water
Conservation District
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Current News

Items for Sale:

Tree Eliminator Tree Saw - 

We still have the Tree Saw for sale with a minimum bid of $500. Please have sealed bids to us by Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 4pm. We will open them at the monthly board meeting December 3, 2014. Items are sold in as is condition.
Click on the link to view photos of the tree saw. (It is a big file so may take a little bit to open)

Tree saw Photos


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.


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 copy of the newsletter, call the office at 815-772-2124 ext 3 to request your copy. We will be happy to send one to you at your request, when they are available. Thank you!!!

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

 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:

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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