(815) 937.8940 x3

685 Larry Power Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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KANKAKEE COUNTY

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

As we face the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the Kankakee County SWCD is committed to keeping our staff safe while continuing to provide information and services to the public. Although some changes are in effect, the District is still operating. Unfortunately, all events through the end of March have been canceled or postponed. Fish, tree, and native plant sales will carry on as usual, but please mail checks and order forms to the office.

Please call (815) 937-8940 x 3 or email k3countyswcd@gmail.com with any questions!

Conservation Kits

Applications Due May 1, 2020

Classroom equipment for Kankakee County teachers! Choose from soil health, water quality, native plant, insect, and nature journaling bundles. 

District Events

RSVP today!

Citizen science workshop, prairie walk, community BioBlitz and more!

Winter Newsletter

January Annual Winter Newsletter

Our 2020 Annual Winter Newsletter has been released! Read partner reports, ag updates, educational outreach news, 2019 reflections, and more!

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission at the Kankakee County Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership and coordinate programs focusing technical, financial and educational assistance to help the landowner and the public protect, preserve and enhance our natural resources.

 

The Kankakee County Soil and Water Conservation District exists to provide information and services regarding the conservation, development and management of the land and water. Working closely with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we help district residents to implement practices that conserve their soil, water and other natural resources.

The K3SWCD provides services such as Natural Resource Information reports for those planning projects in the county. We also sell native plants, trees and shrubs, fish, and pollinator seed.

 

Education is an important component to the district, and we strive to provide the public with information, outreach, and resources regarding the conservation of our natural resources. 

Protect Our Pollinators

Kankakee County SWCD is a friend to pollinators! The video above was created with scenes captured in a single afternoon, in an SWCD director's pollinator field. Farmers give back to pollinators by planting habitat in farm fields, providing valuable floral resources for insects. In this video alone 11 flowering plant species, 14 different insect species, and 2 bird species made an appearance (click here to view the species list). Imagine how many more plants, insects, and birds are benefiting from the establishment of native plant species!

Why are pollinators so important? Click here to scroll through our presentation "The Farmer, the Pollinator, and You".

What can you do to help? Click here for pollinator resources!