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Monthly Archive: April 2019

2019 Illinois EQIP Application Deadlines Set

USDA-NRCS’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural and forestland producers to install conservation practices. In addition to conservation practices, EQIP funds plan development, such as Comprehensive Nutrient Management…
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2019 Coles Co. SWCD Director Election Results

The annual election for Coles County SWCD Directors was held on February 7th. This year there were 2 positions to be filled. After all of the ballots were counted, the Coles Co. SWCD’s 2018 Board of Directors consists of Bill…
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Well-Water Test Kits Available

Because private well water is not monitored by testing at a treatment facility, the EPA recommends testing twice a year. In the past, we’ve had to refer folks to private companies to have their water tested, but we recently found…
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Landscaping with native plants increases biodiversity

Biodiversity commonly refers to the distribution and abundance of plant and animal species within an ecosystem (US Forest Service 1989). Biodiversity provisions us with foods and materials, it helps regulate natural phenomena such as the water cycle, it inspires cultures…
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2019 PFC Applications Available

The Coles County SWCD is now accepting applications for the IL Dept of Ag’s Partners For Conservation Fund program. The program provides financial assistance to landowners and operators to install conservation practices such as waterways, terraces, filter strips, pollinator habitat,…
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