Whiteside County Soil and Water
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Fall Fruit Tree Sale.....

We are offering semi-dwarf Granny smith apple trees this fall. The order is increasing however we need a total of 50 to get the next price break. As of right now we have 23 on order and the cost is about $22.50 per tree. If we can get over 50 the cost would be around $19.00 per tree. This deadline isn't until about October 1st but please order soon......
 When ordering these trees, they are to be used for conservation purposes only, they should not be planted on CRP acres. Call us at 815-772-2124 ext 3 or email - whitesidecountyswcd@hotmail.com, with any questions. Thank you!!


The tree sales are underway and the deadline is this Friday, Sept 14th. Go to the sales tab on the left for the order forms. The deadlines for fish sales are on the form. Thank you.

The food plot seed has arrived and we have a few bags mixed and ready for pick up. Thank you.


Need information on pollinator gardens? Click the link below to find a Pollinator Garden Design Guide provided by NRCS. 

Pollinator Garden Design Guide

In need of a Land Evaluation-Site Assessment Application? 

Go to the LINKS tab on the left of this screen and click the appropriate link for the form. If you have any questions, let us know. 815-772-2124 ext 3. Thank you.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop....

We had a great turnout at the 2018 Chainsaw Safety Workshop on 2-24-18. Thank you to everyone that participated. Congratulations to the winners, Eugene Heumann and John Young (not present). Thanks to Paul anBrigitte Young for allowing us to use their facility and to presenter Norm Hall for doing an amazing job. Sincerely, Whiteside SwcdEducation Foundation Staff and Board of Directors.



Wood Duck Houses:

Functional rustic wood duck houses, $55 each for front opening boxes. You will need to supply the pole, clamps and wood shavings. Put no more than 3" of wood shavings on the bottom. The rougher the wood, the more use it will get. Let us know if you are interested in purchasing one by calling 815-772-2124 ext 3. Thank you.





We still have plenty of uncleaned black oil sunflower seed for sale. No guarantees on weed content or purity of the seed but should be suitable for bird feed. There will be approximately 20 pounds for the cost of $5.00. We have bags available but you may also bring containers if you would like instead of bags. Let us know if you would like any by calling 815-772-2124 ext 3 and make up pick up arrangements.
 Thank you.

Natural Area Guardians

If you are interested in preserving the lands natural beauty and would like to volunteer to help the with the native areas, please see the info listed in the Natural Area Guardian section of the website. To become a NAG member or if you have any questions, comments or concerns, they can be directed to our office at 815-772-2124 ext 3. 


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