Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District


Spring Tree, Plant, Fish & Composter Sales are going on now!

We have a variety of 1-gallon & 3-gallon conservation grade trees, native prairie plants grown locally, bare root seedlings, pond stocking fish, and 55 gallon tumbling composters available this year. Support local conservation efforts by supporting our sales this spring!

NRCS EQIP deadlines announced

EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural and forestland producers. To participate, producers can apply for EQIP throughout the year; however, Illinois NRCS has established two application deadlines for April 19, 2019 and May 17, 2019. NRCS encourages producers to submit applications by one of the deadlines if they are interested in the program. Producers interested in EQIP should submit a signed application (NRCS-CPA-1200 form) to the local NRCS field office. Or call us for more information.

Our 7.5 foot Great Plains No-Drill 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.

New Staff and Board member join Rock Island County SWCD

Rock Island SWCD has a new Administrative Coordinator, Dawn Temple, who started last fall. Joe Gates, former NRCS District Conservationist who retired in December, has joined Rock Island SWCD part-time as Conservation Specialist beginning in February. Sally Ferguson, who was a former AC and Associate Board Member for several years, was elected as the new Treasurer of the Board of Directors for 2019 in the recent annual election held February 28th.