Whiteside County Soil and Water
Conservation District
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Current News

MONTHLY RADIO PROGRAM: The monthly radio program has been rescheduled to Monday February 22, 2016 at 8:30am on local 1240am WSDR. Thank you.


The Whiteside County SWCD Education Foundation, along with IL Farm Bureau and NRCS will be hosting a Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the SuperWash Training Facility, Morrison IL, 9:00am - 12:00pm. Please click on the link below to see the flyer for more information. Thank you.

NLRS Flyer


2016 Director Election


To all persons of legal voting age who own or reside on land located within the boundaries of the Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District. Beginning on January 5, 2016 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 office, 16255 Liberty St, Morrison IL, 61270 during normal business hours of 7:30am - 4:00pm. 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 4:00pm on January 29, 2016.


To All Owners And Occupiers Of Lands Lying Within The Boundaries Of The Whiteside County Soil And Water Conservation District:

Notice is hereby given that an Election will be held on the 3rd day of February, 2016 between 6:30a.m. and 5:00p.m. at the USDA Building, 16255 Liberty St Morrison IL, 61270.  Three (3) Directors will be elected to serve the Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District of the State of Illinois. All persons, firms or corporations who hold legal title or are in legal possession of any land lying within the boundaries of the said district are eligible to vote at said election, whether as lessee, renter, tenant or otherwise. Only such persons, firms or corporations are eligible to vote.

David Cook                                                               

Chairman, Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District

DATE: __6th__ day of _January__, 2016.


Native Plant Sale in Spring 2016

We are having a native plant sale for the spring of 2016. The plants for sale are for pollinator and wildlife purposes. Please see the attached order form and send it to us no later than the date listed on it. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 815-772-2124 ext 3 or email whitesidecountyswcd@hotmail.com. Thank you!!

Spring 2016 Plant Order Form


Spring Fish and Tree Sales 
See order forms on the sales page

General and Continuous CRP Sign Ups:

General Sign up will be December 2015 through February 2016. Contact FSA for more details on the general or continuous sign ups. 815-772-2124 ext. 2. Thank you.


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. 


 Fruit Trees

This spring we will be offering Honeycrisp and Red Rome Beauty Apple Trees.  These Apple Trees come from Stark Bro's and are high quality nursery trees.  Caliper - 3/8" Approx. Height - 3-4' bare root.
These trees should be used for conservation purposes for wildlife and insect pollination.  They should not be planted on CRP acres.

The approximate price for these trees will be between $13 and $15. Contact our office at 815-772-2124 ext 3 or stop by to place your order.

Thank you!


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2015 - 4th Grade Conservation Field Day

  See Education section for more details.

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