There is still time to be a 2017 S.T.A.R. farmer!
Applications will be accepted through March 16th for the 2017 farm year. Please see the S.T.A.R. tab at the left for more information.
If you are interested in participating in the S.T.A.R. program, you simply need to complete a Field Form for a field that you want to have rated. You are welcome to complete one form for each of the fields you want to have evaluated. The cost is the same… FREE!
You can use this form by printing it, completing it by hand and then mail it to the CCSWCD office. Or, complete the fill-in PDF form, save it, and email it to CCSWCD Staff.
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St. Joseph Wetland Restoration and Education Project Update:
The CCSWCD is working to complete the educational center at our St. Joseph Wetland site. Construction began this spring, and the 90' long concrete entrance of Illinois Route 150 is complete. Donations are being accepted from those who want to be part of this exciting opportunity for environmental education and enjoyment. The education center will include a permeable pavement for parking, bio-retention basins and raingardens, educational signage around a viewing area and seating benches built by high school students at St. Joseph-Ogden. The site has already been used by many groups and individuals, and the local Boy Scout troop, along with others, will be part of completing the center. Please help us bring this premier outdoor classroom to life so all can learn about the flora and fauna of a wetland. To learn more, please check out our history and plans for education at the St. Joseph Wetland Restoration and Education Site.