Funding Crisis for Illinois’ Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Due to Illinois’ budget impasse, the future of Illinois’ Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and their equally important partners in the Illinois Department of Agriculture is in jeopardy.

Illinois has some of the richest and most productive soils in the world along with abundant fresh water, yet instead of investing in the long term foundation of our state’s soil and water, we continue to sacrifice the future for the present. 

Soil and water conservation efforts have already been cut to the bone over the last decade and cannot sustain further cuts; funding has been cut by 70% since fiscal year 2002.

Read more and sign our petition to Governor Rauner and state legislators, asking them to fund Illinois’ Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

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