Mark your calendar and register today for SWCD Legislative Day, held virtually on April 26, 2021! We’ve Gone Virtual! Even though this legislative day looks a little different, we need your voices more than ever to tell our legislators what we do and why we are essential to the health Read more…

Support SB 2474 & HB 1792!

It’s easy as 1-2-3 to take action now! Please use the link below to send your lawmakers a brief, pre-written message encouraging he or she to support Senate Bill 2474 and House Bill 1792 (identical bills, just different chambers of introduction) by becoming a co-sponsor of the bills, which creates the Illinois Read more…

Conservation Adoption Farmer Survey

AISWCD is conducting a brief survey to better understand farmer and landowner insights and attitudes towards the adoption of conservation measures. Farmers and landowners – take our survey for a chance to win! Take a few moments to complete the AISWCD’s Conservation Adoption Farmer Survey for a chance to win! Read more…

Poster & Photo Contest!

The 2021 Poster Contest theme is “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities”. The annual AISWCD Poster Contest, part of the larger national competition hosted by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation Read more…

Release: S.T.A.R. Initiative Partners with American Farmland Trust on a NEW Pilot Incentive Program for Illinois Farmers

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, the Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources (S.T.A.R.) Initiative introduced a new Pilot Incentive Program in Illinois through a partnership with the American Farmland Trust. This program is offering a modest incentive to farmers willing to implement new in-field management practices that increase a specific field’s STAR rating. Read more…

Lawmaker Guide to SWCDs

The AISWCD is pleased to share it’s lawmaker Guide to SWCDs, a publication that will be used in the near future to educate lawmakers on the who, what, and whys of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Member Districts were each sent a copy of the document, and additional copies should be Read more…

We’re Hiring!

The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) is seeking a conservation professional to join our small team as the next Grant Manager. This position is responsible for all aspects of the administration and management of a large cooperative federal grant agreement.    Click HERE to view the Read more…