Most Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I convert my cool season grasses to pollinator habitat?
How can I convert my current native grasses to pollinator habitat?
How can I learn more about wildlife in Illinois?
A: Visit this link “Living with Wildlife in Illinois”, this link also includes licensed animal control specialists. Click Here
How do I contact an Illinois Conservation Police Officer?
A: Click here to find contact information
What is the timeline of events to enroll and install land in the Conservation Reserve Program CRP?
A: Contracts normally begin October 1st, but there is a great deal of planning and paperwork needed to begin a contract. To see a rough calendar of events following the contract : Click Here
My CRP planting has failed, and I’m not seeing any growth. Can you come look at my project?
A: Yes, we have technical support staff that can look at your plantings. However, in almost all cases your planting is 3 years from being in the best shape from the date you planted it. Have patience and review this resource before deciding to have someone look at your project. Click Here
Are there Native Drills available to Rent?
A: Yes, we have 3 native drills available to rent and utilize for habitat installation. Please review the information on our Trees-Fish-Native Seed Page.
Is there funding available to build a Pond in McLean County?
A: No, we do not help fund pond installation. However, the McLean County NRCS office can help with survey and design work.
Who do I contact to work in McLean County on constructing waterways, terraces, ponds, and other conservation structures?
A: Please view our McLean County Contractors List for more information on businesses available to you.
How much can I purchase tree protectors for?
A: $2.00 for a 2 foot protector; $4.00 for a 4 foot protector
What is the quality of the trees sold on your Spring and Fall Tree Sale?
A: All trees sold are Conservation Grade. This means there can be various sizes and qualities of trees. These trees are not landscape grade and for the use of conservation purposes.
How much can I purchase marking flags for?
A: $12.00 for 100 Flags. All checks payable to the McLean County SWCD
How much can I purchase Plat Books for?
A: $35.00; All checks payable to McLean County SWCD. $40.00 if you choose to use a debit/credit card
Do you except Credit/Debit cards?
A: Yes, but we do have a small service fee.
Who do I make checks payable to?
A: The McLean County Soil and Water Conservation District
How do I become a McLean County SWCD sponsor?
A: Become a sponsor by providing a 150 dollar donation and your business card. Your company will be promoted in our bi-annual newsletter, monthly e-newsletter and have yearlong exposure on the website.
When is the tree and fish sale?
A: Tree and fish sales are held in the spring and fall, check with the office for exact dates.
How do I receive the bi-yearly newsletter/ fish/tree sale flyer?
A: Subscribe online today for electronic copies sent straight to your email, or call our office and we will place your address on our direct mailing list to be mailed.
Additional Governmental Agencies and Partners in Illinois
Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts
National Association of Conservation Districts
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
University of Illinois Extension Office
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