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Summer 2016 Newsletter

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Featuring:

  • Illinois Cover Crop Survey Results & Decision Tool
  • Partners In Conservation Highlights
  • Conservation Success Stories
  • RISWCD Summer Intern & Internship Opportunities
  • “Is Roadside And Cosmetic Mowing A Necessity”
  • Fish Sale Order Form & Triploid Grass Carp Information
  • Tree Sale Order Form

Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Featuring:

  • Quad Cities Pollinator Conference
  • SWCD Funding Update
  • NRCS, Pheasants Forever, U of I Extension, and FSA Updates
  • Conservation Success Stories
  • IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant
  • Updating FSA and NRCS Contact Information
  • Fish Sale Order Forms
  • Tree Sale Order Forms

Early Summer 2015 Newsletter

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Featuring:

  • John Phipps (p.12)
  • Pollinators (p. 1, 4, 12)
  • Financial Assistance (p. 4-7)
  • Copperas Creek Watershed (p. 8)
  • Nutrient Management (p. 5)
  • RISWCD Interns (p. 9)
  • Wildlife Habitat (p. 6)
  • Conservation Success Stories (p. 3)
  • IL Extension Summer Camps (p. 2)
  • Local Food AgriTours (p.2)
  • Newsletter Sponsors (p. 10)
  • Local Conservation Funding Pinch (p. 2)

Winter/Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Copperas Creek Planning Committee co-chair Doug Hessman explains farming and conservation practices to students in Augustana’s Land Resources class.  The tour started at New Boston Blacktop where Copperas Creek is channelized to the Mississippi River.

Copperas Creek Planning Committee co-chair Doug Hessman explains farming and conservation practices to students in Augustana’s Land Resources class. The tour started at New Boston Blacktop where Copperas Creek is channelized to the Mississippi River.

Featuring:
Cover Crop Workshops
Upcoming Partner Events
Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
Funding to Reduce Nutrient Loss
Vegetative Filter Strips- Reduced Taxes
Pollinator Habitat
Cover Crop Assistance
Associate Directors
Volunteers Needed
New No-Till Drill
Tree Sale Order Form
Fish Sale Order Form
Funding for Forest Plans
State Forestry Program
Pheasants Forever Habitat
CRP Continuous Sign-Up
Partnership with Augustana College
Copperas Creek Update
2014 Thank Yous
Highlights of 2014

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Rock Island County SWCD’s Summer 2014 Newsletter is now available!  There is lots of great information for landowners and farm operators in this newsletter!  Download the Summer 2014 Newsletter.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Spring 2014 Newsletter is available for download

April 1st Deadline for State Cost-Share
Cover Crop Demo Plot and Field Day
Other Local Cover Crop Events
Tree and Fish Sale
Pollinator Native Seed Mix for Sale
Flower & Garden Show
CRP Mid-Contract Management
Crop Insurance Rules for Cover Crops
Election Results & Associate Directors
Urban Erosion
Combined Events Calendar
Incidental Grazing of CRP
New Farm Bill
Volunteer Opportunities

2013 Fall Newsletter

2013 Fall Newsletter
Newsletter Topics Include:

Cover Crop Demo Plot and Field DAy
Associate Directors
Tree and Fish Sale
Local SWCD Adapts to Shut Down
ATV Sealed Bids
Outdoor Classroom
EQIP Sign Up
Rock Island FSA Office-Appts. Required
Volunteer Opportunities