Whiteside County Soil and Water
Conservation District
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Current News

Bird Flu Briefing:

To get information on how to listen in on The Bird Flu Briefing (webinar) please click the link below. Thursday April 30, 2015 at 1pm.

Bird Flu Webinar Flyer

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 directly below this. 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. 


   Click the link to view the newsletter. It is a big file so please be patient as it opens.

If you would like to start receiving or continue to receive our newsletter, send your email address to     whitesidecountyswcd@hotmail.com. If you do not have email and would like a paper copy sent to you be request only, call the office at 815-772-2124 ext3 and let us have your name and address. We will gladly send you a copy. Thank you for your support.


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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