District Programs
Conservation Practices Program (CPP)  
Cost share funding is made available through the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture for various conservation practices on cropland.  The SWCD determines the practices offered in the program, prioritized requests and oversees the programs.  NRCS provides technical assistance necessary to implement the work.   Conservation Page

Education Programming  
An Education Coordinator is on staff to meet the growing needs of classroom outreach programming for K through 12.  Workshops in Project Learning Tree, Project Wet etc. are also available.  A series of adult programming is also offered, as well as scholarship and grant opportunities.    Education Page

Envirothon  
The Envirothon is an annual competition, which gives students the opportunity to learn about the environment and the role of individuals in natural resource management. Local competition is held in early April.    Envirothon Page

Fish, Trees, Plants & Rain Barrel Sales - Spring & Fall     Sales Page
 
Information available at the SWCD Office
Aerial Photography & Slides  Information & Order Form  (new form coming)
  Please note that the fees charged on the request form are for staff time.
  You are welcome to review aerials and slides independently in our office.
  Please bring an external storage device with you should you choose this option.  
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)
NRCS Technical Guide  
Soil Survey CDs  
Soil Information  
USGS Topographic maps  
Wetland Information 
 
Land Use Opinion Reports (LUOs)
LUOs are designed to assist units of government considering petitions of of zoning changes or variances.  The natural resources and land use change proposed are the main concerns of these reports.  Mandated by Section 22.02a of the Soil and Water Conservation District Act, these natural resource information reports include  review of proposed land uses submitted by application to the office, followed by a study of available soils information, wetland, and floodplain information.  A site visit is conducted and a report on the suitability of the proposed land use is issued.   LUO Page
 
Quarterly Newsletter
ForeverGreen, the SWCD newsletter reaches out to more than 4000 people, from homeowners to businesses, to governmental agencies, offering a broad variety of informational topics. 

Email, call 630.584.7961 Ext. 3, or subscribe on-line to be added to the mailing list. 
It's free!   Newsletter Page
 
Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Program
In 1997 KDSWCD entered into an inter-agency agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District to implement a Soil erosion and Sedimentation Programs (SESC) in Kane county on all sites which require permitting under section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  The purpose of this program is to control soil erosion and sedimentation in wetland areas on sites that are undergoing development.  The program includes a review of SESC plans and site inspections until the site is re-vegetated.  In 1999 the SESC program was offered to villages and municipalities within Kane County.  SESC Page
 
Soil Information
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database, USDA-NRCS Soil Survey Division, National SSURGO Database.  Access the latest soils data information for select areas of the United States and it's territories.  At SSURGO Database Download screen click on SSURGO Listing to view the databases available.  Databases codes are listed alphabetically by state abbreviation.  To view databases you must have ArcView.

Soils Information - The Web sites for the National Soil Survey Center and Soil Survey Division have combined into this useful website.  Access to Illinois soils information as well as nationwide.
 
Soil Survey Books
Kane County -  Kane County Soil Survey  For customers with GIS capabilities SSURGO data is available for Kane County.  A digital soil survey on CD is expected in the future.  Call 630.584.7961 Ext. 3 or email to receive a copy of the Kane County Soil Survey.  

DuPage County -  DuPage Soil Survey   There is also a CD version in a digital format. For customers with GIS capabilities the same data is available through SSURGO.  Call 630.584.7960 Ext. 3 or email to receive a copy of the DuPage Soil Survey.  
 
Storm Drain Stenciling
Storm Drain Stenciling is an educational, interactive tool to engage people of all ages in community involvement for watershed pollution prevention.  Volunteers that participate in Storm Drain Stenciling paint a highly visible message "DUMP NO WASTE, DRAINS TO RIVER" “DUMP NO WASTE DRAINS TO STREAM” OR  "NO TIRE DESECHOS PROTEJA SU AGUA" next to storm drains to alert citizens to the fate of stormwater.  By stenciling this message, people in your community will realize that any waste entering a storm drain will go directly into our rivers and streams.

Storm drain stenciling is an excellent project for school groups, scout groups, home owners associations, businesses, service organizations and local government.  The Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District has the materials needed for your storm drain stenciling project including stencils, paint, log sheet and door hangers.  Contact the district office at 630.584.7960 Ext.3 if you would like to schedule a time to pick up these materials.

Info in pdfs:  How to Stencil Storm Drains       On Stencil Day
 
Streambank Stabilization & Restoration Program
Cost-share funding is available to fund a variety of streambank stabilization techniques.
Conservation Page 
 
Used Oil Collection
The SWCD held our first Used Oil Collection in 1993- it was a success!  Subsequently Kane County Dept. of Environmental Management and Kane County Farm Bureau have joined as co-sponsors and the program has expanded.  No amount of used oil is too small or too large.  The program is free to participants.   Recycling Page
 
Water Services   --  Water Testing Program & Water Well Information
Water Services Page        Well Testing done in February
Informational Brochures
Free brochures are available on a variety of subjects. 
Drop by our office and peruse the selection!
Books Sale
Items for Sale
Various books and flags can be purchased. 
CLICK HERE
 
 
 
Viola
 
 
Farm
 
 
Tree in Winter
 
 
Snowfall
 
 
Creek
 
 
 
Flower Butterfly
 
 
Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
2315 Dean Street, Suite 100, St. Charles, Illinois 60175
630/584-7960, Ext. 3