1350 W. Prairie
What is a Soil and Water Conservation District
Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), established in 1937 under the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District Act, are local units of government. The Act gives SWCD's the responsibility to provide technical information to individuals and groups on methods of soil and water conservation, and provide natural resource inventory information on properties slated for zoning changes. DeKalb County Soil & Water Conservation District was formed on January 6, 1947
Who develops the policies of DeKalb County SWCD
DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District is a public body made up of citizens concerned with the protection of our natural resources. It is governed by a five-member board of directors elected by District landowners and residents. This board of directors, the District staff and the District conservationist assigned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) develop annual and long range plans that direct the activities of the District and NRCS.
Who funds the SWCD
Districts have no taxing authority. Funding is provided in part by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA). Districts offer several programs which supplement IDOA funding. The additional funding is utilized for operation expenses and education programs.
I-88 (from east): Exit at DeKalb, Peace Road Exit. Continue north on Peace Road for 5 Miles.
I-88 (from west): Exit at DeKalb, NIU/Annie Glidden Exit. Turn right on Fairview Dr. Go east 2.5 Mi. to Peace Road and proceed north for 4.5 mi.
I-39 (from north & South): Exit at Rt. 64 . Go east on Rt. 64 to Peace Road. Turn Right on Peace Rd. and proceed south for 2 miles.
I-90 (from east & west): Exit at Rt. 47. go south on Rt. 47 to Rt. 64 Turn Right and proceed approximately 12 miles west through Sycamore, to Peace Rd. Turn left and proceed south to Prairie Drive.
Rt. 23 (from south): Take Rt. 23 North to Fairview Dr. Turn right on Fairview and proceed east for 1.5 mi to Peace Rd. Turn Left on Peace Rd. and proceed north for 4.5 mi.
Rt. 23 (from north): Take Rt. 23 south to Peace Rd. Turn left on Peace Rd. and proceed south to Prairie Drive. (back to top)