6021 Development Drive, Suite 2, Charleston, IL 61920 info@colescountyswcd.org 217-345-3901 ext. 3

Coles County Soil & Water Conservation District

Food Plots For Fall

Planning on putting in a wildlife food plot this fall? Our office sells seed mixes developed for deer, turkey, and other wildlife AND rents out a Truax Seed Slinger (broadcast seeder) that attaches to a 4-wheeler or ATV. Stop by…
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Education Updates

Illinois Ag In the Classroom- Terina Coffey, Education Coordinator, attended the Mattoon FFA Fall Festival on Sept. 21st. Students learned about and created bracelets demonstrating the life cycle of the pumpkin. Several fall-themed education kits are available for classrooms and…
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Fall is the Season for Forestry Plans

With the weather cooling down and the leaves dropping, it’s time to start thinking about forestry management plans and this season’s management goals. In addition to potentially reducing taxes, a forestry management plan from a certified forester will provide you…
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Associate Directorships Available

Do you have an interest in natural resource conservation, agricultural sustainability, science education, public service, and/or local government? Do you have a few hours of free time on the second Tuesday morning of each month? Have you considered becoming an…
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Nomination For Directors Opens Nov. 7th

Water Conservation District will be accepting nominations for two positions on the Board of Directors. The governing body of the SWCD consists of five elected Directors. Their purpose is to carry-out in the public’s interest the control and prevention of…
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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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Do good fences really make good neighbors?

When driving along a road in central Illinois farm country, if I see a ditch that’s been disked and planted right to the bottom it makes me a little sad… was fitting in that extra row of corn really worth…
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Coles County loses long-time conservation figure

Roland “Rollie” Spaniol, age 86, went to his Heavenly Home on Feb. 7, 2018. Rollie & his wife Lois moved their family to Charleston in 1960. After retiring from teaching at Eastern Illinois University in 1989, he became active in…
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