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The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District Opposes Compass Business Park!


Click here for a link to our letter        #mce_temp_url#

The primary resource concerns of the Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District include soil erosion and sediment control, water quality, natural resource management, the preservation of prime farmland, and conservation education.

What is the Will/South Cook Soil
and Water Conservation District?

The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District, organized in 1946, is one of 98 Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts empowered by state law to provide help and information about soil, water, and related natural resources. The District encompasses all of Will County and the portion of Cook County that lies south of 22nd Street.

The District works together with the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help district residents conserve, develop, manage, and wisely use land, water, and related resources. The District and NRCS provide assistance to land managers, county and local governments, organized groups, and local communities; based on a combination of national, state, local, and community needs and concerns.

District Board Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month.  The public is welcome and encoureaged to attend.


Starting Tuesday,

March 17, 2020.

Due to recent public health concerns, this service center will be open by appointment only.

All business will be done by phone, email, or USPS.

Call the office at 815-462-3106 x3 to schedule an appointment or to make other arrangements.


Illinois Conservation Stewardship
Plan Reduces Property Taxes
Landowner Assistance in Reducing Property Tax Valuation
Illinois landowners with 5 or more contiguous acres of unimproved land
may apply for a reduction in their property tax valuation.
Landowners who wish to receive the 5% valuation for unimproved land
provided by this law (SB17) are required to prepare a Conservation
Management Plan according to rules developed by the Department of
Natural Resources (DNR). That Plan will describe how the land will be
managed to protect and maintain environmental resources. When a
Conservation Management Plan (CSP) is approved, the county assessor of
the properties that have qualified for the special valuation will be notified
and the necessary adjustment in the valuation will be made.
The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District has established
a service to assist local residents with the development and submittal of
their Conservation Stewardship Plan (CSP). In some cases, landowners
can reduce their assessment from over 33 percent of the property’s
market value to 5 percent.
Larger parcels, in some cases, will also be eligible for USDA cost share
programs to assist with any expense associated with establishing their
Will South Cook Soil & Water can help you develop a written
Conservation Plan. Contact our office for fee schedule and application
For more information, contact Susan Russotti, SWCD Administrative
Coordinator, at (815) 462-3106, ext. 3.


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