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.
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!
685 Larry Power Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(815) 937.8940 x3