Soil and Water Conservation Districts work to protect Illinois’ greatest assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state through strategic conservation efforts. Soil and Water Conservation Districts, working in conjunction with agricultural as well as environmental stakeholders, have for decades over played a central role in efforts to protect and sustain the viability of Illinois’ finite natural resources for future generations.

RECENT NEWS

AISWCD Poster & Photo Contest Winners!

The annual AISWCD Poster and Photo Contests, part of the larger national competitions hosted by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade as well as adults the chance Read more…

AISWCD Online Apparel Store

Browse the new all new AISWCD online apparel store courtesy of Primo Designs, located in Springfield. The online store will accept purchases for the next four weeks, and orders will be fulfilled and made available Read more…

SWCD Virtual Lobby Day

Mark your calendar and register today for SWCD Legislative Day, held virtually on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022. We need your voices more than ever to tell our legislators what we do and why we are essential to Read more…

SB 3471 Fact Sheet

Simply put, Illinois cannot meet its water quality targets without new investment in conservation practices. The state must act now to get back on track with the goals of the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Read more…

AISWCD Releases 2021 Annual Report

AISWCD is excited to release it’s 2021 Annual Report which celebrates the many successes of 2021! Despite the continued challenges presented from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) continued to deliver Read more…

Register for the 2021 Annual Meeting!

Join us! The Annual Meeting of the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts will occur Sunday, December 5th – Monday, December 6th, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield. Read more…

We’re Hiring, Join the Team!

To meet Illinois’ aggressive water quality goals and sustainably feed a growing world population, agricultural conservation practices need to work at the individual farm and field level. Communicating how conservation solutions solve real issues farmers Read more…

MEET THE AISWCD TEAM

CLEAN WATER, HEALTHY SOILS.
ASHLEY CURRAN, GRANTS MANAGER

ASHLEY CURRAN, GRANTS MANAGER

O: 815-901-7564
C: 815-901-7564

STEVE CHARD, SPEC PROJECTS MANAGER

STEVE CHARD, SPEC PROJECTS MANAGER

O: 217-744-3414
C: 217-899-1435

DAVID NGUYEN, STAR COORDINATOR

DAVID NGUYEN, STAR COORDINATOR

O: 217-721-5435
C: 217-721-5435

GRANT HAMMER, EXEC DIRECTOR

GRANT HAMMER, EXEC DIRECTOR

O: 217-744-3414
C: 217-494-4340

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SWCDS DELIVER

DRIVING VALUE, DELIVERING CONSERVATION
TRUSTED RESOURCES

TRUSTED RESOURCES

SWCDs are local, trusted resources that provide a wide variety of services in rural and urban settings that includes technical expertise and assistance towards natural resource management, conservation planning, outreach and education.

SUSTAINERS

SUSTAINERS

SWCDs work to protect Illinois’ greatest assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state through strategic conservation efforts. The AISWCD and its member distrcits supports the mantra of 'clean water, healthy soils.'

IMPLEMENTORS

IMPLEMENTORS

SWCDs implement conservation practices, protect groundwater resources, conserve and restore wetlands/habitat, and work with other levels of government, homeowners, and developers to manage Illinois’ land in an environmentally sensitive manner.

CONTACT US

4285 N. WALNUT ST. RD., SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS 62707