Soil & Water Conservation
Districts (SWCD), 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, and
provide natural resource inventory information
on properties slated for zoning changes. Kane
County Soil & Water Conservation District was
formed in 1944 and later combined with DuPage
County. There are 98 SWCDs in Illinois.
Who develops the
policies of Kane-DuPage SWCD?
Kane-DuPage SWCD is a public body made up of
citizens concerned with the protection of our
natural resources. It is governed by a
five-member board of directors elected by
District landowners and residents. This board
of directors, the District staff and the
District conservationist assigned by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) develop annual and
long range plans that direct the activities of
the District and NRCS.
Who funds the SWCD?
Districts have no taxing authority. Funding is
provided in part by the Illinois Department of
Agriculture (IDOA). Districts offer several
programs which supplement IDOA funding. The
additional funding is utilized for operation
expenses and education programs.
Twice each year we also have
special Fish and Tree & Plant Sales. Details
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits
discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability,
political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family
status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for
communication of program information (Braille, large print,
audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202)
720-2600 (voice and TDD).
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director,
Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building,
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or
call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."
Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
2315 Dean Street, Suite 100, St. Charles, Illinois 60175
630/584-7960, Ext. 3