The Kane-DuPage Soil And Water Conservation District is holding an election on Feb. 13, and you’re invited to vote.
In fact, all owners and occupiers of lands lying with the boundaries of the Kane-DuPage Soil And Water Conservation District are eligible to vote for members of the organization’s Board of Directors.
The election will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District office, 2315 Dean St., Suite 100, St. Charles.
Three directors will be elected to serve the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District of the State of Illinois.
What is a Soil & Water Conservation District?
Soil & Water Conservation Districts, established in 1937 under the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District Act, are local units of government.
The act gives SWCD’s the responsibility to provide technical information to individuals and groups on methods of soil and water conservation, and provide natural resource inventory information on properties slated for zoning changes.
The Kane County Soil & Water Conservation District was formed in 1944 and later combined with DuPage County. There are 98 SWCDs in Illinois.
Who develops the policies of Kane-DuPage SWCD?
Kane-DuPage SWCD is a public body made up of citizens concerned with the protection of our natural resources.
It is governed by a five-member board of directors elected by district landowners and residents. The board of directors, the district staff and the district conservationist assigned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service develop annual and long range plans that direct the activities of the district and NRCS.
Who funds the SWCD?
Districts have no taxing authority. Funding is provided in part by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Districts offer several programs which supplement IDOA funding. The additional funding is used for operation expenses and education programs.
SOURCE: Kane-DuPage Soil And Water Conservation District news release