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Public Meeting for the Upper Kaskaskia River Watershed 

Please click the title above for more informaiton on the June 25th IEPA TMDL Public Meeting.


Endorsements for the

S.T.A.R. Program

The S.T.A.R. program recently received formal endorsements from two very important groups: Director Raymond Poe of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts
We were very encouraged that so many of you found S.T.A.R. to be important enough to participate.  There were 104 fields rated for 78 different individuals, including 30 from 14 other counties!  A number of those counties will have their own licensed S.T.A.R. program in 2018.
The CCSWCD Stewardship Committee is in the final stages of developing the Field Form for 2018.  There will be some minor changes, but the goal will still be the same:  To help farmers and landowners to evaluate their use of best management practices that will reduce soil and nutrient losses while having minimal impact on yields. The program will continue to be FREE!


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St. Joseph Wetland Restoration and Education Project Update:

The CCSWCD is working to complete the educational center at our St. Joseph Wetland site.  Construction began this spring, and the 90' long concrete entrance of Illinois Route 150 is complete.  Donations are being accepted from those who want to be part of this exciting opportunity for environmental education and enjoyment. The education center will include a permeable pavement for parking, bio-retention basins and raingardens, educational signage around a viewing area and seating benches built by high school students at St. Joseph-Ogden.  The site has already been used by many groups and individuals, and the local Boy Scout troop, along with others, will be part of completing the center. Please help us bring this premier outdoor classroom to life so all can learn about the flora and fauna of a wetland.  To learn more, please check out our history and plans for education at the St. Joseph Wetland Restoration and Education Site. 


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