Bringing Conservation Education to You!

The Kankakee County Soil and Water Conservation District understands the importance of equipping the next generation with the tools to become good stewards of our natural resources. With ties to local producers, area scientists and colleges within the county, the K3SWCD is driven to create partnerships and programs that excite the community and empower the youth. 

The K3SWCD puts together workshops, presentations and tours that revolve around water quality, soil health and the preservation of natural resources for our community. If you would like the K3SWCD to organize an educational workshop or presentation for your event, please contact us!

Our Outreach...


2017 Events

OC Farms Tour

with Olivet Nazarene University

Students from Dr. Randy Johnson's environmental education course had the chance to tour OC Farms. Jeff O'Connor (District Chairman) discussed farming, sustainability in agriculture, and conservation practices such as cover crops. 

Chicago Zoological Society

Teen Conservation Leadership Conference

The District held a Soil Health workshop at the conference, teaching students about the importance of soil biology and agriculture! 

Weight Lifting with Iron

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Kankakee County Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom - "Kids Day at the Farm"


Farm Tour & Sustainable Ag Discussion for Olivet Nazarene University students at OC Farms

Chicago Zoological Society Teen Conservation Leadership Conference - Soil Health Workshop

Flavors of Ag at Joliet Junior College - Pollinator Presentation


Master Gardener - Entomology Course Instructor 

Heldt Park Outdoor Classroom Activities - "Pollinators", "Bees vs. Wasps", "Composting"

RiverWatch Volunteers

Flavors of Ag at Joliet Junior College - Pollinator Presentation


Earth Day Program with Midland States Bank and Kankakee School District 111

Native Plants with Olivet Nazarene University

Insect Collection and Pinning Workshop with U of I Extension

Native Plant Seminar Series with IL Native Plant Society and U of I Extension