Our vision for the District is to be committed to a better environment by taking the lead to be the premier and best respected office through teamwork involving the community and directors.
The Menard County SWCD works closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of USDA to help plan and use conservation practices on private lands. USDA, FSA & NRCS offer a variety of financial incentives to producers and landowners interested in conservation programs. Some programs offer annual payments for a conservation use, others offer one-time lump sum payments for long-term easements for a conservation use, and most include government funds to share in the costs of installing conservation measures.
SWCDs are local, trusted resources that provide a wide variety of services that includes technical expertise and assistance towards resource management, conservation planning, outreach and education.
SWCDs work to protect Illinois’ greatest assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state through strategic conservation efforts. SWCDs, working in conjunction with agricultural as well as environmental stakeholders, have for decades over played a central role in efforts to protect and sustain the viability of Illinois’ natural resources for future generations.
SWCDs help to implement farm conservation practices, protect groundwater resources, conserve and restore wetlands/habitat, and work with other levels of government, homeowners, and developers to manage Illinois’ land in an environmentally sensitive manner.
Along with technical assistance the district will help you with developing conservation planning and implementing conservation practices with help from the state and federal agencies. Check out state and federal funding and technical assistance programs in Illinois.
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Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District is not employed by or affiliated with the Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.
Contact Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District
103 Centre Dr.
Petersburg, Illinois 62675 Phone:
217-632-7590 (Ext. 3)