NEWS

Soil & Water Conservation District Prepares Long Range Plan

The Mercer County Soil & Water Conservation District would like to invite interested individuals to assist with the District’s Long Range Plan.  This plan will set the District agenda for the next 5 years.  The Long Range Plan will focus on protection of our natural resources while maintaining sustainability in the community.  The District actively pursues the protection of our soil, water, plants, animals and air.  This committee’s primary function will be to share concerns that they have experienced in our county.  The District will proceed with those concerns to develop a comprehensive plan on how they may be addressed over the designated time frame.  To serve on this committee you must be an owner or occupier of land within the county.  If you are interested in participating, please call the District office at (309) 582-5153 ext. 3.   The first meeting is scheduled on February 24th at 8:30 a.m. at the USDA Building, 308 SE 8th Avenue Aledo.   

Election of Directors At Annual Meeting

At the Soil & Water Conservation District's Annual Meeting, held on January 22nd, an election of directors was held.  The names of Brant Sell and Steve Staker were placed in nomination and re-elected to serve a two year term on the Mercer County Soil & Water Conservation Board. 

Stop by to meet Sarah!

When you have a chance stop by the District office and welcome Sarah to Mercer County!  Sarah comes from Winfield Illinois by way of Augustana College where she graduated with degrees in Biology and  Environmental Studies.  Sarah will be helping the Mercer County team providing administrative assistance with office operations and plans to help with conservation promotion and educational activities.