Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District

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"Edgy Conversation" Field Day

RISWCD in partnership with University of Illinois Extension will be hosting a NLRS Conservation Field Day on Friday August 23rd in Reynolds. "Edgy Conversation" will focus on discussion of edge of field practices that farmers can implement to assist with the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. A series of speakers in the morning followed by lunch and a short bus tour to see some of the practices in the field. There are lots of ways to add conservation practices to your farm and we are here to help you learn how!

Rock Island County proudly represents at the Annual Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts Conference

At the annual summer conference held in Springfield, Jim & Jason Mueller of Edgington, won the prestigious "Farm Family of the Year" award and Bill Hammes of Sherrard High School took home the "Teacher of the Year" award. Congratulations to them and we honor their dedication to conservation.

Our 7.5 foot Great Plains No-Till Seeding Drill is available for rent for spring seeding.

Can be used for grain, small seed or native grasses. Rent our drill for $100/day + $12/acre. Pick-up at our office in Milan. All proceeds support conservation in Rock Island County.

Mill Creek Watershed Stakeholders Meeting

RISWCD is exploring the opportunity to apply for a 604b grant to develop a watershed plan for Mill Creek (part of the lower Rock River watershed). We are looking for interested stakeholders including landowners and local businesses who are interested in watershed-based projects and general feedback from residents on concerns within the watershed that should be addressed. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm in Bowling Township Hall. Please contact our office if you are interested in attending or just show up. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events

Name Day Loc and Time
BI-CAN Invasive Species Workshop 8/8 Scott Community College (9 am - 3 pm)
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BI-CAN Conservation Networking Event 8/12 WIU (11 am - 1 pm)
Mill Creek Stakeholder Meering 8/22 Bowling Township Hall (6:30 pm)
NLRS "Edgy Conversation" Field Day 8/23 Reynolds Community Center (10 am - 2:30 pm)
Board meeting 8/27 5 pm
Fall Eco-Camp 10/3 & 4 Illiniwek Forest Preserve
Tree Sale Pick-up 10/17 & 18 8 am - 5 pm
Fish Sale 10/28 7 am

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Rock Island SWCD
NRCS Milan Service Center
3020 1st Avenue East
(309) 764-1486 X 3