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WCSWCD 2019 Summer Newsletter

The 2019 summer edition of the Whiteside County SWCD is now ready for viewing. Please click the link to see the newsletter. It is a large file so may take some time to open, please be patient. 

2019 Summer Newsletter
John Deere Classic - Birdies for Charity:


We have found another way for you to donate to the WCSWCD Education Foundation: John Deere Classic - Birdies for Charity. All funds donated will be used toward educational activities for youths and adults. The activities we have done in the past are ones such as the fruit tree workshop, pond workshop and chainsaw safety courses. They also include all classroom presentations, teacher grants, etc. Please see the photos attached if you are interested in participating. Also, John Deere will match a portion of your donation to further the goal of the conservation education foundation. Donations are to be mailed to the address on the form by July 12, 2019. You may also click the link to get a printable version of the pamphlet. When filling out the form please make the charity solicited for: Whiteside Co. SWCD Education Fund and our Bird number is 2266.Thank you.

JDC Pledge Form 2019


2019 Illinois Envirothon

Congratulations to Sterling Newman Central Catholic High School Envirothon Team for placing 2nd in the Illinois State Envirothon Competition. Pictured (L to R) Bree Rosengren, Isaac Blaney, David Swegle, Patrick Powers, and Mary Powers. This team placed 1st in the NILUC #1 local competition which allowed them to go on to the state competition. The Illinois State Envirothon competition, was held May 1 & 2, 2019 at Allerton Park near Monticello, Illinois.


In need of a Land Evaluation Site Assessment? 

Go to the LINKS tab on the left of this screen and click the appropriate link for the form. There is a $750.00 base fee which includes the first acre, every acre after that is $20.00 per acre. If you have any questions, let us know. 815-772-2124 ext 3. 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



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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