Whiteside County Soil and Water
Conservation District
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Newsletter Sponsorship...

Would you like to participate in our newsletter sponsorship program? Do you have a business that you would like to put in our bi-annual newsletter? Click the link for more information: Newsletter Sponsorship     Thank you!!
New links to the website...

I have added three new links to our website - Web Soils Survey, a Consulting Foresters list and information about the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. Go to the links tab on the left of the website to see all the links available. Thank you.
Rain Barrels....

Thank you to everyone that ordered rain barrels. We have a total of 2 rain barrels left in stock for sale. We have gray and terra cotta rain barrels and they are $65.00 each. If you are interested in any of them, please call our office and let us know. 815-772-2124 ext 3. Thank you. We also have 2 damaged rain barrels for $20 each and you would have to repair them. Let us know if you are interested. Thank you.


Great News from the SWCD Education Foundation....

We have discovered a new way for you to donate to the SWCD Education Foundation - by shopping Amazon. 

1. If you shop Amazon, the only simple change is you have to logon to smile.amazon.com. The login will be the same as if you were logging on to amazon.com. 

2. Once you login to smile.amazon.com, you may select the charitable organization. You can make it easier to find ours by doing a search of Whiteside County and 

    selecting it from the list of organizations. 

3. Once you have your charitable organization chosen, shop as you normally would, if the item is eligible it will indicate "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" under 

    the item. 

4. After you make your purchase and log out, amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to our organization. 

Please click this link to get started, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4371645.

Thank you and happy shopping.....

Tree and Fish....

It seems like yesterday that the spring sale just got over. Well, it's time for fall ordering, whether it be trees or fish, the order forms are ready. Go to the sales tab to get the order forms. 

Thanks again to every one that participated in any way. We could not do it with out help from all of you. We truly appreciate everything you do for us and we are happy to help all of you with your conservation needs. 


Wood Duck Houses:

Functional rustic wood duck houses, $55 each for the front opening boxes or $60 each for the side opening boxes. You will need to supply the pole, clamps and wood shavings. Put no more than 3" of wood shavings on the bottom. The rougher the wood, the more use it will get. Let us know if you are interested in purchasing one by calling 815-772-2124 ext 3. Thank you.





We still have plenty of uncleaned black oil sunflower seed for sale. No guarantees on weed content or purity of the seed but should be suitable for bird feed. There will be approximately 20 pounds for the cost of $5.00. We have bags available but you may also bring containers if you would like instead of bags. Let us know if you would like any by calling 815-772-2124 ext 3 and make up pick up arrangements.
 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. 


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