Late Summer 2015 Newsletter

Download RISWCD's Late Summer 2015 Newsletter   Featuring: Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration (pg. 1) SWCD State Funding Crisis (pg. 1) NRCS, Pheasants Forever, & U of I Extension (pg. 2) Conservation Success Stories (pg. 3) Irrigation Water Use...

Wildflower & Pollinator Workshop

Pheasants Forever and USDA/SWCD partners are hosting a wildflower and pollinator workshop on August 18th 9:00-11:00 a.m.

The workshop will be held at a small prairie on private property near Sherrard (1713 Knoxville Road Sherrard, IL).

Please contact Scott James at (309) 660-3147 with questions or accommodation requests.

Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration

Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration
September 9th 5:00-7:30 p.m.

-Pond Shocking By Ken Clodfelter County Fish Biologist
-Dry Fire Hydrant Installation By Hillsdale Fire Department
-Meal Provided Please Bring Lawn Chairs and Pond Management Questions!

RSVP To R.I. SWCD 309-764-1486 or

Early Summer 2015 Newsletter

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)

2015 Poster Contest

This year's theme is Local Heroes- Your Hardworking Pollinators.  Find everything you need to know at our poster contest page: ...

Winter/Spring 2015 Newsletter

 Download RISWCD's 2015 Winter/Spring Newsletter 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...

Urban Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop Planned

A workshop will be held at Jumer’s Hotel in Rock Island to discuss erosion and sediment control on area construction sites on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015. The workshop will run from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Topics include NPDES permit updates from IL EPA AND the Iowa DNR, a review of local ordinances by city and county officials on both sides of the river, plus best management practices used on construction sites. The latest updates to the Illinois Urban Manual will also be discussed.

2015 Conservation Cropping Seminars

January 27, 2015- Sycamore, IL
February 4, 2015- Mattoon, IL
February 18, 2015- Macomb, IL
Curious about Cover Crops? Want to learn more about soil health? Mark your calendars for three new Conservation Cropping Seminars coming to your area and don’t miss out on these great opportunities to learn more about cover crop best practices and implementation. Hear from local Ag producers and resource experts who will share information and insights on soil health improvements, cover crop success, and wise nutrient management. Register today!

Visit to register.The $20 fee is payable by check or credit card and includes lunch.

2014 Conservation Teacher of the Year

Nancy Wolber is Rock Island County SWCD’s 2014 Conservation Teacher of the Year.  Nancy teaches Global Biology (Environmental Science) at Rock Island High School.  Nancy also sponsors the Environmental Action Club at Rock Island High School. Nancy’s commitment to...