What is a Soil & Water Conservation District?
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. 
 
Kane DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors
and Associate Directors
 
Each year Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District presents awards  at the annual meeting and dinner.  CLICK HERE for a list of our award recipients.
 
Informational Brochures
Free brochures are available on a variety of subjects.  Drop by our officers and peruse the selection!
 
Annual Reports
2013 Report
2012 Report
2010 Report
2008 Report
 
Items for Sale
Various books, posters, flags and flagging tape can be purchased from our office year round.
Click here for more information
 
We also have rain barrels for sale.
 
Twice each year we also have special Fish and Tree & Plant Sales. Details HERE
 
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