On this page you will find news, events, and special programs the DeKalb SWCD is promoting.
If you have any questions please contact our office for more details.
Friday, September 17, 2021 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Lunch provided.
Location: Greenwood Township Hall, 5211 Miller Road, Wonder Lake, IL
Do you own or manage farmland? If so, you are invited to participate in a free discussion about conservation practices to improve the health and productivity of your land. Learn what you can do to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity and discover what resources are available to you.
Nearly half of Illinois farmland is currently owned or co-owned by women, and more women now manage farmland on their own, inheriting it from a spouse or parents. This informal meeting will give you the information needed to make good decisions about the land you own and love.
· This event is free for women landowners but registration required and space is limited. All women landowners are welcome to attend – whatever your background, from beginner to experienced!
· We will follow current CDC COVID guidelines for everyone’s health and safety!
· We will take a short trip to a nearby farm at 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County in partnership with McHenry-Lake Soil and Water Conservation District and the Savanna Institute.
The DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is excited to announce that Logan Bend, from Earlville, was selected to receive the 2021 Simonson Scholarship. Logan is an exemplary student academically, as well as a dedicated and engaged member to his local FFA chapter. Logan will receive a $1000 scholarship that will aid him in his pursuit of a degree in agribusiness from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funds for the Simonson Scholarship were provided by donations from the Simonson family. Through this Scholarship, we can encourage and support those who will become our future leaders in agriculture or natural resources, and we believe that Logan has those characteristics to do so. Congratulations to Logan and his family!
Are you interested in what the DeKalb County SWCD and its’ partners are doing to better your local water resources? Visit the all new DeKalb County Watersheds website today. This site is full of information about past and present watershed planning efforts, active water quality sampling and data, best management practices for all types of landowners, interactive watershed maps, videos, and so much more. The new website was made possible by financial contributions from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Visit the site today and tell us what you think.