Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District

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Call To Action! We Need Your Help!

Please take a moment to utilize the AISWCD E-Action Center tool to message your elected officials concerning SB 2474 & HB 1792 (The Illinois Partners for Nutrient Loss Reduction Act). The message is ready and waiting for you – you just need to provide your name and click the send button!

I cannot underscore how important this is – the bills will do three important things;

1) Extends Partners for Conservation thru 2027 (Very important program component for SWCDs – it expires statutorily on July 1st, 2021!)
2) Provides for additional SWCD funding
3) Adds NLRS management practices to the scope of PFC

Click HERE to send your message now, or visit / E-Action Center! Thank you in advance for your support!

Clean water, healthy soils!

We Are Hiring!

Want to join our team? Check out our latest job opening here.

Announcement of Final Round of Copperas Creek Grant Applications

We will be accepting applications for Copperas Creek Watershed landowners for conservation projects funded through IL EPA from 2/1 – 3/31/21. Please visit our website page for more details on what practices are available and how to sign up. In conjunction with the third round of sign-ups, we will be hosting a conservation workshop in late March. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!


The annual election of Rock Island County Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors will be held Friday February 26th from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm at Rock Island County Farm Bureau. Our office is currently closed per federal guidelines and no voting will take place at that location. Rock Island County Farm Bureau is located at: 1601 52nd Avenue, #3 in Moline. (Click here for directions)

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.


Quad City Conservation Alliance will be hosting our tree and fish sales again this spring. Due to increased demand in sales from the local community, we needed more space and QCCA has been very supportive in offering not only the space of the North Hall and use of their parking lot, but the staff and volunteers to make sure things go smoothly. We also had great feedback from customers on the new location and the use of carts to transport the trees. We appreciate the opportunity to use the space again this year! (Click here for Directions).

Upcoming Events

Name Day Loc and Time
SWCD Soil Erosion & Stormwater Webinar Series 2/11 & 2/18 8am - 12:30pm
Annual Board Election @ RI County Farm Bureau 2/26 7:30am to 5:30pm
Board Meeting 3/2 5pm
Spring Tree Sale 3/1 - 4/9  
Spring Fish Sale 3/1 - 4/26  
Nutrient Stewardship Forum @ Reynolds Legion 3/24 1-3pm
Board Meeting 3/30 5pm
Annual Native Plant Sale 4/1 - 5/21  
Tree Sale Pick-Up 4/22 & 4/23 9am - 5pm
Fish Sale Pick-Up 5/5 9am - 10am
Native Sale Pick-Up 5/27 & 5/28  
Native Plant Walk-Up Sale 5/29  

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Contact Us

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