After delay, Illinois soil and water districts to receive $5 million

By Brenden Moore
“Soil and water conservation districts, which have their roots in the Dust Bowl, are a collection of 96 mostly county-level districts that work with local farmers and landowners to prevent soil erosion and conserve the state’s water resources.

‘One of the things that’s really important about what they do is that they’re very locally based and they’re really the only local infrastructure that we have in Illinois to help with soil and water conservation,’ said Jennifer Walling, president of the Illinois Environmental Council.”

Read the entire piece at The State Journal-Register

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