Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
Soil & Water Conservation Districts, established in 1937
under the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District
Act, are local units of government. The Act gives
SWCD’s the responsibility to provide technical
information to individuals and groups on methods of soil
and water conservation. There are 98 SWCD’s in Illinois.
Kane County Soil & Water Conservation District was
formed in 1944 and later combined with DuPage County.
The SWCD is a public body made up of citizens concerned
with the protection of our natural resources. A
five-member board of directors elected by District
landowners and residents governs it.
This board of directors, the District staff and the
District Conservationist assigned by the U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) develop annual and long-range plans that direct
the activities of the District and NRCS.
Districts have no taxing power. Funding is provided in
part by the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture (IDOA).
Districts offer several programs which supplement IDOA
funding. This additional funding is utilized for
operation expenses and education programs.
The Kane-DuPage office houses historical aerial
photography, wetland, floodplain and soils information
for the two counties. The district reviews all proposals
to zoning changes within the two county area and
comments on the developments impact to the natural
resources of the site and surrounding area. Through an
inter-agency agreement with the US Army Corps of
Engineers district staff reviews Erosion and
Sedimentation Plans and performs inspections on
development sites requiring permitting through USACOE.
A full-time Education Coordinator provides programs for
youth and adult audiences.
2315 Dean St., Suite 100, St.
Charles, IL 60175
Phone: 630.584.7960 Ext. 3
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kendall County Soil & Water Conservation District
promote the conservation and enhancement of soil, water,
and other natural resources within Kendall County.”
The Kendall County SWCD provides technical assistance,
educational opportunities and resource information about
soil, water and related natural resources. The SWCD
administers the Partners for Conservation Program that
provides technical and financial assistance to
landowners in the county to address erosion and drainage
issues through best management practices. Such practices
include: grassed waterways, filter strips, grade
stabilization structures, streambank stabilization, well
sealing and nutrient management planning. Educational
programs and workshops are available to students in
grades K-12 as well as adults on natural resource and
agriculture related topics.
The SWCD also provides related assistance in the
community to local developers, elected officials,
municipal and county government, state and federal
natural resource agencies as well as the general public.
The SWCD provides various map and informational
resources, soils related information, a used oil pickup,
as well as fish, tree, rain barrel and native plant sale
7775A Route 47 Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: 630.553.5821 extension 3 Fax: