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Fish Seminar Moved Online!

We were initially planning on holding the seminar in-person. Due to the case count in Coles County continuing to rise, the IDNR isn’t allowing the biologists to attend in-person events at this time. It’ll be a live-streamed webinar, so people…
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Photo Contest Winners

We received some really great submissions for this year’s local Conservation Photo Contest. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Lauri DeRuiter-Willems, Sandra Cooper, and Annabell Lee! DeRuiter-Willems secured first place in the “Ag/Conservation Across America” category with her submission “Farm &…
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New STAR Field Forms Available

 S.T.A.R. is an exciting program developed by soil and water conservation professionals that offers farm operators and land owners a simple, free, and confidential tool to evaluate their conservation land management practices. The goal of S.T.A.R. is to encourage the…
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Are your fall burn plans ready?

Most conservation programs require a burn plan and open burning permit to be on file prior to a controlled burn. Although the district doesn’t write burn plans, our staff can connect landowners with an agency or technical service provider who…
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Well Water Programs

Nitrate levels have been rising in Illinois’ drinking water. Shallow rural wells are particularly vulnerable to nitrate contamination. Nationally, 20% of these wells have exceeded the level considered safe by the U.S. EPA. Public water utilities are required to test…
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Embarras River Watershed Farmer Meeting Scheduled

Do you farm or own ground in the Embarras River Watershed? We want your input to identify resource concerns and solutions to aid with the update of the Embarras River Watershed Plan. When: Thursday, January 23, 2020,  from 8:00-10:00 AM…
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Notice of Election of Directors

To all owners and occupiers of lands lying within the boundaries of Coles County Soil and Water Conservation District: Notice is hereby given that an election will be held on the 6th day of February 2020 from 7:00am to 5:30pm…
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