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Fall 2019 Fish Sale Going On Now

Click here for more information and a printable order form.  You can order online by following the Sales Link on the left.   

S.T.A.R. for 2019

The S.T.A.R. program is now open for the 2019 Crop Year after a very successful 2018 year. There were 436 fields and 27,157 acres rated for 181 different individuals in 41 different counties! In fact, 41 other counties are now licensed to offer S.T.A.R. program.
In May, 2018, we received a formal endorsement from the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture that can be viewed here.


Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the spring prescribed burn at the Barnhart Prairie a success. 



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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. 


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Fish Sale Pickup

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm


Conservation Cropping Seminar

08:00 am - 05:00 pm


Conservation Cropping Seminar

08:00 am - 05:00 pm


Conservation Cropping Seminar

08:00 am - 05:00 pm