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SWCD E-ACTION CENTER


The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) is asking lawmakers to support an additional $4 million in funding in Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2021 operating budget to help fill critically-needed administrative and technical positions within the state’s Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) conservation delivery infrastructure. 

The network of Illinois SWCDs represents a time-tested and proven conservation delivery apparatus, and SWCDs have been called upon to play an ever-greater role in protecting our natural resources by working with farmers, businesses, and local governments. Yet at the same time, state investment in this conservation delivery infrastructure has plummeted in recent years. The infrastructure was pushed to the brink of near collapse during Illinois’ recent budgetary impasse, and delivery capacity was diminished with the loss of personnel.

The need for additional funding simply could not be greater. To capably meet today’s environmental and natural resource conservation challenges, the restoration of conservation capacity is essential. Now more than ever, SWCDs need your support as they carry out the important responsibilities of keeping our farmland productive and our waterways clean and healthy. The environmental and natural resource protection needs of Illinois are extraordinary and many.

Please use the "Take Action Now" tool to ask lawmakers to support SWCD funding!

SWCD E-ACTION CENTER


The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) is asking lawmakers to support an additional $4 million in funding in Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2021 operating budget to help fill critically-needed administrative and technical positions within the state’s Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) conservation delivery infrastructure. 

The network of Illinois SWCDs represents a time-tested and proven conservation delivery apparatus, and SWCDs have been called upon to play an ever-greater role in protecting our natural resources by working with farmers, businesses, and local governments. Yet at the same time, state investment in this conservation delivery infrastructure has plummeted in recent years. The infrastructure was pushed to the brink of near collapse during Illinois’ recent budgetary impasse, and delivery capacity was diminished with the loss of personnel.

The need for additional funding simply could not be greater. To capably meet today’s environmental and natural resource conservation challenges, the restoration of conservation capacity is essential. Now more than ever, SWCDs need your support as they carry out the important responsibilities of keeping our farmland productive and our waterways clean and healthy. The environmental and natural resource protection needs of Illinois are extraordinary and many.

Please use the "Take Action Now" tool to ask lawmakers to support SWCD funding!