Do you want to be president of the Kane-DuPage Soil And Water Conservation District? Do you know someone who might be great for that role?
Nominating petitions for the two-year term of the office of director of the Kane-DuPage County Soil and Water Conservation District may be obtained at the District’s Office at 2315 Dean Street between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
All persons of legal voting age who own or reside on land located within the boundaries of the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District are eligible to be nominated.
Due to COVID restrictions, please call the KDSWCD office first at 630-584-7960, Ext. 3.
Petitions will be available after Dec. 13, 2021.
To obtain a petition, you must provide proof of residency or ownership of land located within the boundaries of the district.
Petitions must be signed by a minimum of 25 persons who are of voting age and who reside or own land within the boundaries of the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District.
Completed petitions must be returned to the district’s office by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2022.
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 and website