Whiteside County Soil and Water
Conservation District
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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.

Fall Frenzy Food Plot Seed Sale

We still have a few bags of the food plot seed mix for sale as well as just some straight turnip seed left. The mixture is 2lbs Field Peas, 2lbs Crimson Clover, 2lbs Winter Oats, 1lb Turnips and 3lbs Soybean, for a total of 10lbs. This mixture covers one acre plot and will be sold for $13.00 per mix. It is for August through early September planting, you may want to do a little tillage, spread the mix and then drag it in. Let us know if you want any. You may contact us at 815-772-2124 ext. 3 or whitesidecountyswcd@hotmail.com. Thank you.

2015 Summer Fundraiser

A huge Thank You to everyone that made the 2015 fundraiser possible. All the donations were greatly appreciated and were provided by: Dr Zinke, Morrison Vet Clinic, Scentsy representative Carolann Manon, Swiss Colony, Happy Joes, Dairy Queen, Birkey's, Jeff Melton, Casey's, Jim Duis, Forest Keeling Nursery, Menards, Susans Calico Creations, McCormicks, Crop Production Services, Bittersweet Salon/D&M Embroidery, VanKampen Massage and Wellness, Nerium representative Sheila Sonberg, Wahl Clipper Corp, Wilson Floral & Gifts - Fulton, SuperWash Inc, Manny's Pizza, Jessica Alt and to all the wonderful people that donated baked goods. We couldn't have done it without these wonderful items that were donated. I think everyone that showed up had a good time and the Slough Buoys were great. Congratulations to all the winners of silent auction items as well as to the winner of the 1/4 beef. I hope you all enjoy your items. Thank you to everyone!!!!

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. 


Summer edition of the e-newsletter is complete and ready for viewing. Please click the link to view the 2015 Summer Newsletter 
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 ext 3. 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.


 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:

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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