Welcome to Henry County's SWCD online presence


July 2020

Fall Fish Sales!

Our fall sale this year will be September 23rd at 7:00am   

Unfortunately, the fish farm we did business with for over twenty-five years has gone out of business. We are pleased to announce that Herman Brothers Fisheries from Canton, Illinois, will be supplying fish for our Fall 2020 sale.

  • Grass Carp orders- Due Sept. 9th 
  • All other fish orders- Due Sept. 16th

Click below for more information and to download our fish order form!


Fall Tree Sales!

Our fall sale pickup dates this year are September 30th and October 1st 7:00am-3:30pm 

Trees are supplied by Winding Creek Nursery located in Millbrook, Illinois. We will be offering a variety of native deciduous and evergreen trees in addition to hedge species, fruit trees, and other herbaceous plants. 

  • All Tree Sale Orders- Due Sept. 23rd

Click below for more information and to download our tree order form!


Rain Barrels!

We just restocked our rain-barrels!

We have three colors in stock: red, black, and terracotta grey. 

Click below for more information on our rain-barrel sales!


Interested in trying a conservation practice?  Have a farm you want to fix a waterway on?  Have a backyard that you want to install a rain garden in?  Click here for more information on Partners for Conservation and our cost-share programs that are available and apply today!


History of the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District

A Soil and Water Conservation District is a governmental body created by state law for the purpose of promoting the protection and conservation of soil, water and natural resources in the county and state. Although a SWCD is a governmental body, it is not a branch of federal, state or county government. A SWCD is classified as a local unit of government. Each SWCD is governed by a five-member board of directors. Directors are elected by land owners and occupiers of the land in the county. The SWCD board meets regularly to administer a program of work that fits the needs and natural resources concerns in the county. There are 98 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the state of Illinois.

In 1932, the Illinois State Legislature approved the creation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts through the Soil and Water Conservation Act. The Munson Soil Conservation District was formed August 4, 1939. Henry County was the second district organized in Illinois. The Munson Soil Conservation District originally encompassed Munson Township, and parts of Osco and Cambridge Townships. By 1949, the entire county was included and the name changed to Henry County Soil Conservation District. The named was changed to Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District in 1962. The mission of the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership and administer programs to help conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources and environment.


"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."
-Aldo Leopold 

Henry County SWCD

301 East North Street
PO Box 162
Cambridge, Illinois 61238

Sharon.Matson [at] il.nacdnet.net
Phone: 309.937.3377, ext. 101


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