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Coles County Soil & Water Conservation District

Photo Contest Open Until May 5th

Are you an amateur photographer residing in Coles County who would like a chance to enter your photos in a local, state, and nationwide contest? The Coles County SWCD is sponsoring a conservation photo contest to recognize individuals whose pictures…
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USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program Signup for 2023

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced (in February) that agricultural producers and private landowners can apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup through April 7, 2023. CRP is a voluntary conservation program offered by the U.S. Department…
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Filter Strips Benefit Water Quality and Your Wallet

A filter strip is an area of permanent vegetation located between cropland or grazing land and an environmentally sensitive area, such as a stream. Vegetative filter strips can reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, and provide significant habitat for grassland…
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Sponsors Sought for Arbor Day

Although it may not feel like spring outside yet, we are anticipating warmer weather and that means gearing up to teach Coles County’s third graders all about trees this Arbor Day! Every third grade classroom that we visit will be…
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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 1st day of March, 2022 from 7:00am to 5:30pm…
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Teasel: A Rapidly Spreading Threat

As you travel along Illinois highways this time of the year, you may have seen a tall, spiny plant with big purple or white flowers. You might have even considered taking some seed or seed heads home to plant and use…
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