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District Announces 2017 Conservation Farmer of the Year

Congratulations to the Coles County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2017 Conservation Farmer of the Year: Dalane Allenbaugh of Allenbaugh Farms! Dalane is a Coles County native. He grew up in rural Mattoon, and started farming with his father, Duane.…
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Photo Contest Deadline Approaching

Entries for the Coles County SWCD conservation photo contest must be received by March 9th to be considered for this year’s contest. In addition to the chance to win at the local level, photos will be entered in the statewide…
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Sponsors sought for Arbor Day seedlings

We are gearing up to teach Coles County’s third graders all about trees this Arbor Day! Every third grade classroom that we visit will be presented with the history of Arbor Day, a discussion of the importance of trees, and…
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NRCS Now Accepting Cost-Share Applications

The Natural Resource Conservation Service is accepting applications for the CSP and EQIP programs that provide financial and technical assistance for conservation related activities and practices. The EQIP application deadline for first batching period ends Nov. 17th and a second batching…
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Conservation Photo Contest Deadline Announced

Are you an amateur photographer? The Coles County SWCD is sponsoring a conservation photo contest. In addition to the chance to win at the local level, photos will be entered in the statewide Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation…
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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 7th day of February, 2018 from 7:00am to 5:30pm…
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Call-Out For Cost-Share Applications!

After several years without any state cost-share funds, the Coles County SWCD has received an allocation to help fund conservation practices in our area! The Coles County SWCD is currently accepting applications for the Partners for Conservation funding program. Practices such…
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