The Kankakee County Soil and Water Conservation District was established in 1946 under the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District Act of l937. Acting as a "local unit of government", SWCD's are responsible for informing their communities of soil and water conservation methods as well as natural resources in the area. Each district is governed by a board of directors.
FUNDING AND OVERSIGHT
One of 97 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the state of Illinois, the Kankakee SWCD is a type of local government through the State Comptroller. The District does not tax, but is supported through the Illinois Department of Agriculture and other programs. Funding is used for education and outreach.