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It is with great excitement that the Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District announces the approval of an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 319 Grant for Copperas Creek Watershed. The grant was approved on the third submission of the application. Copperas Creek Watershed is located in the southwestern portion of Rock Island County and with area within Drury, Buffalo Prairie, and Edgington Townships.

This IL EPA 319 Grant will provide cost share assistance to landowners within Copperas Creek Watershed to address natural resource concerns and improve water quality throughout the entire watershed. Targeted projects include stream bank stabilization, filter strips, grade stabilization structures, grassed waterways, water and sediment control basins, as well as the development of educational and monitoring programs.

Please contact the Rock Island County Soil & Water Conservation District at (309) 764-1486 Ext. 3 or riswcd@rockislandswcd.org with any questions you may have or if you are interested in submitting an application. The Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for project cost share at this time!