NEWS LINKS: AUGUST 2018
Benet students participate in National Envirothon
Five students from Benet Academy in Lisle recently represented Illinois at the National Envirothon in Pocatello, Idaho. The annual event is sponsored by the National Conservation Foundation and is hosted by a different state each year.
Read more via the Daily Herald
Field day takeaway: ‘Cover crops really aren’t all that hard’
GOLDEN, Ill. — Andrew Reuschel wants his fellow farmers to know one thing about cover crops.
“Cover crops really aren’t that hard,” the Golden farmer said. “They can be fairly easy to manage. They can do wonders for your soils in terms of not only just erosion but nutrient cycling.”
Read more via the Herald Whig
Dredging Project To Address Erosion Along Woods Creek Streambank
LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL –The village of Lake in the Hills was awarded a grant that will help pay for streambank stabilization improvements along the Woods Creek streambank, which is experiencing severe erosion. The erosion causes silt and sediment build-up which decreases the channel depth and must be remedied by periodic channel dredging. The dredging typically costs $300,000 each time it is done, according to a news release.
Read more via the Algonquin Patch.
Jackman family named conservation winners
AISWCD has announced Lawrence County, Ill., farmers Harold, Larry, Ron, Chris and Chad Jackman and their families as winners of the 2018 Conservation Farm Family Award.
Read more via Prairie Farmer.
Conservation Camp held at Lake Thunderbird
Marshall-Putnam River Conservancy District, the Marshall-Putnam SWCD and the Marshall-Putnam U of I Extension office, held the annual Conservation Camp at Lake Thunderbird recently for 50 grade school aged kids. Ten volunteers and presenters offered a day of fun and learning about nature and conservation.
Read more via News Tribune.