KANKAKEE COUNTY

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

As we face COVID-19, the Kankakee County SWCD is committed to keeping our staff safe while continuing to provide information and services to the public. Monthly board meetings will take place via Zoom until further notice. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month. Please send any public comment to k3countyswcd@gmail.com one week prior to the scheduled board meeting.

Conservation Cost-Share

Funds Limited - Apply Today!

Check out our cost-share for cover crops, strip-tillage, and well decommissioning! 

Enter our S.T.A.R. Raffle!

For farm owners & operators in Kankakee County!

Do you own or operate farmland in Kankakee County? If so, fill out a S.T.A.R. form to enter our raffle! The S.T.A.R. program is a free, confidential tool that used to evaluate your on-farm conservation practices. Win one of three great prizes sponsored by our local Kankakee County businesses!

Hawkins Park Project

Some good news in 2020!

The Limestone Park District and Kankakee County SWCD received a Chicago Region Land Conservation Grant - see what we did at Hawkins Park this year!

Educational Resources

Need some great content for e-learning this year?

Check out our education webpage for activities, lesson plans, videos, and other resources focusing on soil health, water quality, native plants, and pollinators!

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! 

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685 Larry Power Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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