Soil and Water Conservation Districts work to protect Illinois’ greatest assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state through strategic conservation efforts. Soil and Water Conservation Districts, working in conjunction with agricultural as well as environmental stakeholders, have for decades over played a central role in efforts to protect and sustain the viability of Illinois’ finite natural resources for future generations.

RECENT NEWS

May The Forest Be With You Always

Announcing the 2024 National Association of Conservation Districts Stewardship Week Theme: May The Forest Be With You Always. The educational materials are available for FREE download. More details may be found on the NACD Contest website. Read more…

2024 NACD annual conference

Leaders from soil and water conservation districts from around the country gathered in San Diego February 10-14, 2024 for the National Association of Conservation Districts 78th Annual Meeting. “Getting together with people from all over Read more…

Soil Health Week 2024

Advocacy in Action – Please join your fellow conservation colleagues, SWCD directors/staff, and stakeholders from across the state as we bring our message of clean water, healthy soil to Springfield and our state’s elected officials. Read more…

75th Annual Meeting Roundup

We came, we saw, we conferenced! We hope this message finds you well and brimming with inspiration after the successful conclusion of the 75th Annual Meeting and Summer Training Conference of the Association of Illinois Read more…

2023 Statewide Tree Planting Initiative

More than a dozen SWCD volunteers from across the state gathered at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for tree sorting in support of the 2023 statewide tree planting initiative in partnership with the University of Illinois Read more…

Photo Gallery: Soil Health Lobby Day

AISWCD joined with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 to advocate for soil health and other conservation issues before lawmakers. More than 60+ volunteer advocates travelled into Springfield from all corners of Read more…

Photo Gallery: Ag Day at the Fair!

AISWCD celebrated Agriculture Day with the Illinois Department of Agriculture at the 2022 Illinois State Fair! We helped to honor Ulen Farms, our 2022 Conservation Farm Family of the Year, as well as the Saving Read more…

MEET THE AISWCD TEAM

CLEAN WATER, HEALTHY SOILS.
ASHLEY CURRAN, GRANTS MANAGER

ASHLEY CURRAN, GRANTS MANAGER

815-901-7564

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SWCDS DELIVER

DRIVING VALUE, DELIVERING CONSERVATION
TRUSTED RESOURCES

TRUSTED RESOURCES

SWCDs are local, trusted resources that provide a wide variety of services in rural and urban settings that includes technical expertise and assistance towards natural resource management, conservation planning, outreach and education.

SUSTAINERS

SUSTAINERS

SWCDs work to protect Illinois’ greatest assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state through strategic conservation efforts. The AISWCD and its member distrcits supports the mantra of 'clean water, healthy soils.'

IMPLEMENTORS

IMPLEMENTORS

SWCDs implement conservation practices, protect groundwater resources, conserve and restore wetlands/habitat, and work with other levels of government, homeowners, and developers to manage Illinois’ land in an environmentally sensitive manner.

CONTACT US

217.744.3414
info@aiswcd.org
201 WEST LAWRENCE AVE
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62704