Watch & Listen
Listen to our Public Service Announcement About Lawn care  (mp3 file - requires a media player)
Helpful Links
Conservation @ Home Program
EPA Video
Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down,
Spread It Out, Soak It In
Habitat for Humanity's ReStore
800 N. State Street, Elgin
Rain Barrel Sale
Composter Sale
North Cook County Soil & Water Conservation District
dedicates this page to information about conservation practices
you can follow in your home and business
Learning Environment
What can't you learn from a book? Watch "Get'em Outside", a video by the No Child Left Inside Coalition to find out. Check out for more information
Links to Water Information
Conserving Waters

EPA WaterSense Website Rain Barrel PDF
Harvesting Rain Water with Rain Barrels
Information on Saving Water Resources at Home
Center for Watershed Protection: DIY Rain Barrel & Rain Garden

Learning Waters

Illinois State Water Survey- Center for Groundwater Science- Northeastern Illinois Information
Illinois Groundwater Fact Sheet PDF
The Groundwater Foundation
Center for Watershed Protection
Stormwater Center- Stormwater Management Info.
EPA Healthy Watersheds
Wetland Wetlands Initiative
Stormwater: Journal for Surface Water Quality Professionals

Neighborhood Waters

Bluff Spring Fen
Save McDonald Creek
Friends of the Chicago River
Upper Des Plaines River Ecosystem Partnership
Fox River Ecosystem Partnership
Friends of the Fox River
Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards
Spring Creek Stewards
Salt Creek Watershed Network
Flint Creek Watershed Partnership
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Every Drop Counts- Lake Michigan- Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
Northwest Municipal Conference- Watershed Planning Councils
Debra Shore
  Founding editor of Chicago WILDERNESS Magazine,
  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicagoland Commissioner

North Cook County Soil & Water Conservation District
640 Cosman Rd. Elk Grove Village, Il. 60007