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.   

March 4-8 – Soil Health Week – The week will kick off with a showcase of an Art and Science of Soil Health display in the Capitol Rotunda. Visitors are invited to leave their brush strokes with soil-based paints on a large map of Illinois illustrating our diversity of agriculture, watersheds, and conservation.
March 6 (10am-2pm) Lobby Day – Conservation Stakeholders from across the state will host a lobby day and rally in the Capitol Rotunda.
March 7 (10am-1pm) Advocacy in Action Day – AISWCD will host a Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources (STAR) Rally in the Capitol Rotunda. The day will feature presentations from STAR producers, educators, conservation planners, and elected officials to celebrate the value of conservation and SWCDs efforts of Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources … one field at a time.
Please join your fellow conservationists and learn about current emerging issues in Illinois as well as up-to-the-minute legislation currently up for a vote. Unite your voice with hundreds of other conservation stakeholders on issues which affect the soil and water conservation profession.

Full updates will be posted on the AISWCD website and at

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