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 the health of soil and water in Illinois! From the home office to the tractor cab – we hope this new format will allow more members to join than ever before!
How It Will Work:
AISWCD will host a series of 30-minute legislative roundtables, which are virtual and geographically based. SWCD Councils are divided into 6 different area meetings that will take place at different times on the same day. (See schedule below). Legislators are invited to participate in the meeting that best accommodates their Districts’ interests and schedules.
Our goal is for Legislators and SWCD Members and Friends to come together to discuss the issues and ask questions about legislative matters that could affect our important conservation efforts.
We encourage participants to log into a practice roundtable on Friday, April 23 at 10am to prepare for the event and run through the agenda so we can proficiently and professionally make the most of our time with legislators on the 26th.
Legislative Roundtable Schedule:
Please register for the meeting where you are located.
9:00 a.m. | Southern Illinois and Metro East
Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Washington, Wayne, White and Williamson counties.
10:00 a.m. | East/Southeast Illinois
Champaign, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion, and Wabash counties.
11:00 a.m. | Central Illinois
Bond, Christian, DeWitt, Ford, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Moultrie, Peoria, Piatt, Sangamon, Tazewell and Woodford counties.
1:00 p.m. | Western Illinois
Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, Scott and Warren counties.
2:00 p.m. | Northern Illinois
Bureau, Carroll, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, Rock Island, Stephenson and Whiteside counties.
3:00 p.m. | Chicagoland
Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, North Cook, South Cook, Will and Winnebago counties.
The work we do through SWCD’s is vital to protect our most important assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state. Don’t miss this chance to represent and share the BEST of what we do!