Angelic Organics Learning Center
1547 Rockton Road
Caledonia, IL 61011
Farm Phone: 1-815-389-8455
For our Chicago urban programs office: 1-773-991-0786
Angelic Organics Learning Center helps urban and rural people build local food
systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy food and a better
quality of life, connect with farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership
skills. The Learning Center, a nonprofit organization, reaches more than 4,000 people
each year through its programs at partner farms and urban growing sites in northern
Illinois and southern Wisconsin. For more information or to get involved, please visit
Atwood Environmental Center
Rockford Park District
2685 New Milford School Rd.
Rockford, IL 61109-4435
School and Community Group Outings. Spend a full or half-day at the Atwood
Environmental Center. Explore the various nature neighborhoods such as oak forest, tall
grass prairie and the Kishwaukee River bottomlands. Sample from a variety of sessions
that include teams courses, nature and cultural history hikes, outdoor living skills with
archery and fishing. (In season). Some activities can be brought to community groups
and school sites. In general, sessions are approximately 3 hours in length, and require a
minimum of sixteen participants. We also offer residential experiences of 1 ½ or 2 ½
days. Call 1-815-874-7576 to schedule a date for your school or group outing.
Birds of Prey. The Atwood Environmental Center cares for six non-releasable
raptors, including owls, hawks, a kestrel, and an eagle.
Presentations. Focusing on native species, Atwood’s Birds of Prey presentations
deliver a powerful educational and environmental message for people of all ages.
Call for fees and scheduling 1-815-874-7576.
Facility Rentals: The Atwood Center allows for an incredible experience in the
outdoors, while providing all the comforts of home. Please call 1-815-874-7576 for rates and
Boone County Conservation District
603 N. Appleton Road
Belvidere, IL 61008
Open M – F: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The BCCD manages over 3,500 acres of open space comprised of wetlands, prairies,
and woodlands within 25 conservation areas. Educational and recreational opportunities
are offered year round. The district hosts field trips, workshops, and summer camps.
The BCCD mission is to preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces for
ecological, educational, and recreational benefits of present and future generations.
Volunteers Wanted. All year long. Do you like being outdoors and meeting new
people? Call the Volunteer coordinator at 1-815- 547-7935
Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
1-815-965-3433 – Phone
1-815-965-2703 – Fax
Burpee Museum of Natural History, located at 737 North Main Street, Rockford,
Illinois, is home of Jane, Rockford’s Celebrity Dinosaur. Unearthed in the Badlands of
Montana the summer of 2002 by Burpee paleontologists, Jane is considered one of the
most spectacular finds in the history of paleontology. Established in 1941, the Burpee Museum, one of the preeminent natural history museums, is located on the banks of the Rock River in Rockford, Illinois. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., seven days a week. Closed Major Holidays. Free parking is available at Burpee Museum at 737 North Main Street. Additional parking information is available on the website. Visit www.burpee.org or call 1 815 965 3433 for current admission fees and information about membership. General admission is free for Burpee Museum members and children under 4 years of age. Visit www.burpee.org
Byron Forest Preserve
7993 N. River Rd
Byron, IL 61010
Field trips to Natural History Museum, Observatory, and Heritage Farm:
Scouts, schools, and senior groups are welcome to the Forest Preserve for an educational
and fun tour of our great museums. Staff welcomes and gives tours for the low cost of
$1.50/person with a minimum of $30/group. We offer many sessions to choose from
including prairie ecology, astronomy, and museum tour. Call 1-815-234-8535, ext. 217 to
schedule your next outing with us.
Natural History Museum, Heritage Farm Museum, Weiskopf Observatory,
Preschool Classes, Recycling Station, Canoe Rentals, Ski/Sled/Snowshoe rentals,
Outreach: We offer educational programs to any group including retirement
homes and nursing facilities for a small fee. Call today to book your next on site program.
DeKalb Forest Preserve District
110 East Sycamore Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
The Dome Education & Gathering Center
6524 Belvidere Road
Roscoe, IL 61073
Our mission as a learning center is to host and promote events and gatherings that
raise awareness of local, national and global environmental realities and inspire caring
citizens to reflect, connect, communicate, and act as responsible caretakers of the earth
by creating sustainable communities.
Environmental Education Association of Illinois
Four Rivers Environmental Coalition
Comprised of over 30 organizations in an area made up of the watersheds of the Rock,
Sugar, Pecatonica and Kishwaukee Rivers in north central Illinois whose vision and
mission is to:
• Demonstrate the needs and benefits of Open Space advocacy by supporting
regional-wide planning for the preservation of open spaces, park and
• Provide a source for scientifically sound information to assist decision makers
in devising policy and actions concerning the protection, acquisition,
restoration and management of natural areas and open spaces.
• Promote, coordinate, and facilitate the restoration, management, and
protection of existing and future natural areas.
• Increase the public’s awareness and understanding of our region’s
biodiversity by developing, coordinating, and promoting environmental
education programs and events for life long learning.
• Develop relationships and partnerships with private sectors, corporations,
and businesses to provide financial resources for the continuation of
economic and quality of life benefits for all.
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each odd numbered month at the
Winnebago County Forest Preserve District office, 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL
61103. For more information visit: www.fourriver.org or contact: 1-815-877-6100, or
Friends of the Kishwaukee River
Friends of the Kishwaukee River is a grassroots, community initiative in Winnebago County, Illinois, created to establish public awareness of the beauty and ecology of the Kishwaukee River, one of the highest quality streams in Illinois, and the many threats to its health. The mission of Friends of the Kishwaukee River is to promote good stewardship of the river and the surrounding public lands, encourage safe and responsible recreation, and protect its watershed from degradation.
Green Communities Coalition
920 Third Ave.
Green Communities Coalition is a non-profit grassroots organization of
concerned citizens dedicated to preserving and improving our environment through
positive action. We seek to build a cooperative coalition with partners in the
communities where we live: be they churches, schools, non-profit organizations,
government, business or individuals. Together we will agree on actions we can take
to improve the environment and make recommendations to government and the
public. Call or visit web site for monthly meeting date and agenda. All are welcome.
10823 Cleveland Road
Durand, IL 61024
Hoo Haven Wildlife and Education Center is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization
which has been operating outside your back door for over 25 years. Our goal is to
rehab orphaned and injured North American Wildlife and release them back into the
wild, educate others as to the part they can play in helping Mother Earth and how to
help with conservation efforts to make it a better place to live.
We do over 120 programs per year in northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa and
are known for “bringing the field trip to you.” Programs offered include Birds of Prey,
Feathers and Feet, Snakes and Rats and our own Wildlife Trunks. We show individuals
that there is a wealth of wildlife right at their own back door. Programs must be
booked 8 weeks in advance.
Hoo Haven has many opportunities for community service projects, whether it is
for, 4-H, Work Days for companies, probation hours, etc. Call 815-629-2212 to find out
about the various opportunities for groups and individuals.
Hoo Haven is now “going green’ by utilizing renewable energy technology. Our
own Solar Voltaic system is up and running and producing electricity. We also now
have a vertical axis wind generator on site.
Tours are available by appointment. There is much to see and tours take at least
one hour and include the PV Solar System and the Wind Generator. Tour cost is $10
per person for anyone over 12 years of age. Children 12 and under are free. For more
information on volunteering, donating, time, materials or financial support, please
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful
5417 North Second Street
Loves Park, IL 61111
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, the regional Keep America Beautiful affiliate, is a
volunteer-driven, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1988. Its mission is to
improve our environment through education, public awareness and community
involvement. For more information on any of our recycling drives and awards programs, please visit our website at www.knib.org. Volunteers may also register online for the Metals & Electronics Drives and the Clothing Drives. Sign up to receive our email newsletter to stay informed about all our events.
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
2715 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61102
Klehm is open daily 9am to 4pm, year-round. Klehm will have later evening hours in the summer visit klehm.org or call (815) 965-8146 for dates and times. Admission: Adults – $6 | Children, Seniors (62+) and Students (18+ with ID) – $3 | Klehm members, AHS reciprocal garden members and Children under 3 – Free. Groups receive discounted rates. Donation Day is the first Tuesday of each month. Leashed dogs welcome.
Discover Rockford’s Living Museum with 155-acres of gardens and forest. Stroll over 2 miles of paved paths and over 2.5 miles of wood-chips trails, or take a guided riding tour on the Klehm Express. Visitors will find several specialty gardens including the Nancy Olson Children’s Garden and the elegant Fountain Garden. The arboretum includes over 300 types of trees and shrubs from around the world. Klehm has fun and educational programming for the whole family. Find and register for events at www.klehm.org and sign up to receive our email newsletter. Klehm also offers attractive membership packages and many volunteer opportunities.
Macktown Living History Education Center
Located at Macktown Forest Preserve, 2221 Freeport Rd., Rockton, IL 61072
MLHEC, P.O. Box 566, Rockton, IL 61072
Macktown Living History Education Center is a non-profit organization located
within Macktown Forest Preserve. Their mission is to restore the site of the original
Pecatonic (now Macktown) settlement and provide education on early 1800’s life
through programs and events throughout the year. Macktown is listed on the National
Historic Register and offers tours of two of the original buildings on Sundays in the
summer months or by chance or appointment. A historic garden is tended by
volunteers, anyone interested may join us on March 5 for the first workday or call 1-815-
624-4200 to learn the 2012 garden schedule.
Spring events – The Gathering. Reenactors interpret lifeways of early settlers.
Summer events – archaeology digs open to the public. Limited registration. Adults and
children ages 9-12. Fall events – Frenchman’s Frolic Rendezvous. Winter
event –Christmas at the Mack House.
Midway Village Museum
6799 Guilford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Midway Village Museum & Heritage Garden Program
Midway Village Museum is a 137-acre museum comfortably nestled among a
picturesque background of native prairie, woodlands and heirloom gardens that
encourage visitors to step-back-in-time to the 1900s.
The open air museum is a Victorian Village (1890 to 1910) of 26 historical buildings
filled with artifacts of the era as well as several beautiful 19th century gardens.
Interpreters in authentic period dress are available seasonally for guided tours. The main
museum building holds a number of permanent exhibits reflecting Rockford’s history
and culture. As a part of the village, the Heritage Garden Program has recreated historic gardens in the village using 19th century garden designs, structures, ornamentation and
heirloom plants. In addition to the cultivated garden areas, Midway Village Museum is actively
engaged in prairie restoration. When the first settlers arrived in Northern Illinois, 22
million acres of prairie dominated the landscape and gave Illinois its nickname, the
Prairie State.. An ongoing program aimed at restoring this unique biological community began in 2005. The creation of a native wetland earned the Superior Achievement Award by the Illinois Association of
Museums in 2006.
Natural Land Institute
320 South Third Street
Rockford, Illinois 61104
Open Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The mission of the Natural Land Institute is to create an enduring legacy of natural
land in northern Illinois for people, plants and animals. We do this by preserving forests,
prairies and wetlands for native plants and animals, restoring habitat for wildlife,
protecting rivers and streams for fish and other aquatic species, educating people about
their part in nature, and providing opportunities to enjoy natural areas to enrich the
lives of residents of northern Illinois.
NLI offers volunteer opportunities, educational programs and nature walks at our
preserves. Workdays and programs are often scheduled at the Nygren Wetland Preserve,
a 721-acre restoration project located a mile west of Rockton, Illinois.
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
1354 N. 2nd Street
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is situated along the banks of our beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens. The facility opened at the end of October 2011 and is now the third largest conservatory in Illinois. The site will be recognized as LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability.
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens Highlights:
- Water features, seating areas, and sculptures – all in an 11,00 square foot tropical plant exhibition area
- Changing seasonal floral displays and special events
- Educational programs where children can learn the importance of plants
- Special workshops and lecture series for adults
- The perfect place to host your event – small weddings, receptions, business meetings
- Garden Gate Gifts – shop for unique presents and seasonal gifts
Adults…………………………………..$6.00 residents, $8 non-residents
Students…………………………….…$4 residents, $6 non-residents
Seniors…………………………………$4.00 residents & non-residents
Children ages 4 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
Call for information about rental space to accommodate up to 120 people for meetings, weddings or special events:815-987-8858 for information. “Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/nicholasconservatory) for discounts and special offers!”
North Central Illinois Ornithological Society (NCIOS)
Meetings held at the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Headquarters,
5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL.
NCIOS meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month, except in June
and September when the club meets at 6:00 p.m. in area forest preserves and parks.
NCIOS does not meet in July, August, and December. Meetings feature educational programs about birds, birding equipment, places and times to watch birds, recent area bird sightings, bird identification tips, and members’ birding trips, etc. The Club offers monthly bird watching field trips to local sites of interest, as well as the annual Christmas, Spring, and Sandhill Crane bird
counts. Visitors are always welcomed and carpooling is available for field trips. For
more information, please visit the club’s web site, www.ncios.org, or call Barbara
Williams at 1-815-968-4732.
Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education
6320 Poplar Street
Loves Park, IL 61111
Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education is a non-profit volunteer organization
dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned birds of prey, with the
goal of returning strong, healthy birds back to the wild. Our “Education Ambassadors” are non-releasable hawks, owls, falcons, etc. We have 14 raptors representing 10 different species. We offer interactive, up-close-and personal
“live” bird of prey programs engaging a wide variety of audiences. These
venues include, schools, businesses, various groups & organizations, festivals, scouts, nursing homes/retirement homes and any others who
desire to gain knowledge and understanding of raptors, their natural history, their
habitat, and the roles they play in nature and in our lives.
Display materials include biological materials such as wings, feathers, tails, and
feet, etc., which participants are invited to view and touch. Many other informative
materials are also displayed. Visit our website at northernillinoisraptor.org or our blog for more information
about us and future events. Call us at 1-815-633-9193 or e-mail Candy Ridlbauer at
Northwest Illinois Audubon Society
P.O. Box 771
Freeport, IL 61032
The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society,
provides many opportunities for environmental action at the local level. The Society’s
strongest commitments are in the areas of public environmental education, natural
areas management and sustainable agriculture. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of
the month, September-May in Freeport. Field trips are offered on a regular basis, and a
bimonthly newsletter is sent to members. Many stewardship days are scheduled each summer on prairie remnants managed by the Society, including Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve near Forreston. In addition, the Society participates in the annual Christmas Bird Count, promotes member action on environmental legislation, provides environmental education materials to local school classrooms and offers scholarships for ecology workshops and ornithology courses. Visit www.nwilaudubon.org to see our newsletter and find out about programs.
David C .Olson Photography
7801 East State Street, Inside the Clock Tower
Rockford IL 61108
Nationally published photographers David and Adrienne Olson from Olson
Photography offer fine portraiture, wedding, schools and of course wildlife photography.
Olson photography is a full service studio that offers the latest in digital services.
Waterfalls and reflection ponds are part of their outdoor sets. Inside, the studio is home
to the Wild Images gallery. A collection of images from the natural world framed and
matted for sale for your home and business. Also David’s images are printed on note
cards, calendars and books with his breathtaking nature imagery. David Olson also leads
photo workshops in the area and globally to find beauty and teach others how to create
better images. A must see is their Audio and Visual large screen presentations of the
natural world. These inspiring shows are great for organizations, companies, nature
centers and school groups. Call to book a date for your group.
Paddle & Trail
7212 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park, IL
Located on Windsor Lake
Paddle and Trail is an independently owned, full service outdoor retailer and outfitter with two locations, in the Greater Chicago Area, Northern Illinois, and Southern Wisconsin. We specialize in paddlesports, bicycling, trail running, Nordic winter sports and adventure racing. As a leader in the outdoor industry and in the larger community, we use outdoor retail as a platform to encourage outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship and to improve access to both water and land trails for increased recreational opportunities. Our outdoor adventure experts are standing by to help you get ready for your next adventure.
Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114
As a community’s college, we make a difference through teaching, learning and leading.
Rock Valley College is a comprehensive two-year community college in Rockford, Illinois offering more than 100 courses for transfer, career programs and certificates. Founded in 1964, the college is part of the 48-institution Illinois Community College System.
All of Winnebago County, most of Boone County and portions of Ogle, Stephenson, McHenry and DeKalb counties. The total population served is more than 340,000.
• 217-acre wooded campus
Main Campus, North Mulford Road, Rockford
Stenstrom Center for Career Education, Samuelson Road, Rockford
Bell School Road Center, Bell School Road, Rockford
Falcon Road Center, Falcon Road, Rockford
North Main Street Center, North Main Street, Rockford
Learning and Opportunity Center, 308 West State Street (Stewart Square), Rockford
Bengt Sjostrom Theatre, home of Starlight Theatre
Comprehensive athletic complex and walking path
Modern classroom and labs
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
Colored Sands Forest Preserve,
Haas Road, Shirland, IL
Mail: P.O. Box 2
Seward, IL. 61077
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory is one of the largest small-bird banding operations in
the country that is open to the public. Sand Bluff is, and always has been, run entirely by
volunteers who band birds, serve as guides for visitors, and present educational
programs. Although Sand Bluff is a research facility, education is also a high priority.
Special events allowing visitors to interact with owls and hawks are available by
reservation. Please see the calendar for available dates. Individual and group visits to
Sand Bluff are welcome. For more information or to schedule a group tour call 1-815-621-
0607. A map is available on the Winnebago County Forest Preserve website at:
Severson Dells Nature Center
Located at Severson Dells Forest Preserve
8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102
Nature Center Hours:
Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Severson Dells Nature Center’s mission is to link people to nature through education
and research in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area. The Nature Center
promotes awareness of the natural world, fostering respect, enjoyment and preservation
now and in the future. Educational programs are offered weekly to people of all ages and
interests. Nature Library with over 2,000 titles available for check-out to members of
“Friends of Severson Dells.”
Blackhawk Sierra Club
201 Seventh Street
Rockford, Illinois 61104
Founded in 1879 by John Muir, the Sierra Club is the one of the oldest, largest, most influential environmental organization in the United States. Our mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives. The Blackhawk Group of the Illinois Chapter is dedicated to environmental education, outdoor recreation, and political action in McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Jo Daviess, Carroll, Ogle, Lee, and Whiteside Counties.
Sinnissippi Audubon Society
P.O. Box 7544, Rockford, IL 61126
Sinnissippi Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society in
Winnebago and Boone Counties. Membership meetings are held on the third Tuesday of
the months September through June. Field Trips are also scheduled during the year.
Sugar-Pecatonica Rivers Ecosystem Partnership
320 South Third Street
Rockford, Illinois 61104
The mission of the Sugar-Pecatonica Rivers Ecosystem Partnership is to
demonstrate leadership in preservation and management of the Sugar and Pecatonica
rivers’ ecosystems and natural resources and to promote responsible and sustainable use
of these resources through Partners for Conservation grants and other sources.
Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of odd-numbered months at
various locations around the watersheds, with the exception of the Annual Meeting in
September, which is held at a later hour.
The meetings are free and open to the public. Please call the Natural Land Institute
at 815-964-6666 for the location of each meeting.
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens
411 Kent St.
Rockford, IL. 61102
University of Illinois Extension – Winnebago County
1040 N. Second St.
Rockford, Illinois, 61107
Welty Environmental Center
8606 W. County Rd. H
Beloit, WI 53511
The Welty Environmental Center offers environmental education for all ages in the
Stateline region, from pre-K through adults. Groups including schools, scouts,
homeschool, 4-H and more are welcome. Annual festivals celebrating the natural world,
along with school and public programs, are offered year-round. The Welty Environmental
Center is headquartered in Beckman Mill County Park (7 miles west of Beloit) which is
rich in natural and cultural history. Regular center hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-
Friday. Please call ahead as staff may be offsite with programs.
Wild Ones® – Rock River Valley Chapter
5411 E. State PMB340
Rockford, IL 61108
Wild Ones is a national organization of about 3400 members with a local chapter of about
180. We teach people how to incorporate native plants into their home or business landscapes.
Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. We normally meet at
Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford. Most meetings are free and
open to the public and are designed to provide ideas, how-to and inspiration. They consist of
presentations on prairie, woodland, and wetland native plants and natural landscaping and
related subjects. Several other events are offered to members throughout the year.
Willow’s Cleaning Service
422 Patti Lane
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Willows Cleaning Service provides environmentally friendly house cleaning, office
cleaning, maid services with natural non-toxic products. Willows Cleaning Service was
nominated for a Winnebago County Green Business of the Year. We strive for excellence and
education in saving our planet one client at a time. Willow’s Cleaning Service provides peace
of mind at a competitive price. Service area includes Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park,
Roscoe, Belvidere, Boone County, South Beloit, Rockton.
* Peace of Mind House Cleaning
* Clutter Removal
* Estate Clean Outs
* Weekly Home Cleaning-Office Cleaning
* Bi-weekly House and Office Cleaning
* One Time Cleanings
* Spring and Fall Cleanups
* Move In and Move Out Cleaning
Winnebago County Forest Preserve District
5500 Northrock Dr.
Rockford, IL 61103
The Winnebago County Forest Preserve District owns and manages over 9,700 acres
of forest preserves for citizens and visitors of Winnebago County. The District partners
with local environmental education organizations to provide an array of life-long
learning opportunities at forest preserve sites. Severson Dells, Macktown Living History, Klehm
Arboretum and Sand Bluff Bird Observatory offer unique opportunities for families,
students, youth groups and individuals to gain intimate knowledge of the plants and
animals of our native Illinois habitats. Four campgrounds, 28 shelterhouses, eight boat
ramps, 100 miles of hiking trails, six designated nature preserves are just some of the
benefits offered at the District’s 41 sites. Over 1,500,000 people visit Winnebago County
forest preserves each year for picnics, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing,
camping, concerts, field trips and special events. Call or visit our website for free maps
and brochures to help you find and enjoy some of the most beautiful natural areas in
Winnebago County Health Department
401 Division Street
Rockford, IL 61104
The Winnebago County Health Department Vision is to help promote a safe and
healthy community in Winnebago County. Our Mission Statement is “To generate
community efforts and interest, to prevent disease, promote health and assure that vital
elements are in place to improve the health of the residents of Winnebago County.” This
includes education on and protection of groundwater, regulation of private septic and
well systems to protect health and groundwater supplies, provide environmental lab
testing services, assure food sanitation at public facilities and events, and to assure
minimum standards for healthy houses, properties and subdivisions. Other programs
currently provided to assure a healthy environment include but are not limited to West
Nile Virus surveillance, radon surveillance in homes, child lead exposure monitoring and
elimination, and the promotion of proper disposal and / or recycling practices for
hazardous materials such a mercury thermometers.
Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation District
4833 Owen Center Road
Rockford, IL 61101
Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 1-815-965-2392, x. 3
The Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation District is a locally operated unit
of government functioning under Illinois law. Our mission is to promote the protection,
restoration, and wise use of the soil, water, and related resources within the district. We
provide technical and educational resources in the areas of soils and land use, water
quality, soil erosion in both urban and agricultural land uses, conservation program
needs, wildlife habitat, and native ecosystem restoration and management.