Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
KDSWCDSoil & 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            Website: kanedupageswcd.org
Phone: 630.584.7960 Ext. 3    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kendall County Soil & Water Conservation District
Kendall County SWCD“To 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 opportunities.
7775A Route 47 Yorkville, IL 60560   Website: kendallswcd.org   
Phone: 630.553.5821 extension 3    Fax: 630.553.7442
 
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