Shawnee RC&D Receives $400k for Oak Ecosystem Restoration

The Shawnee RC&D has received final approval on the funding of a multi-year project, “Cross Boundary Oak Ecosystem Restoration in Southern Illinois”, from the USDA Forest Service.This projects builds upon the success of the Let the Sun Shine in project...

2020 Annual Meeting Postponed

In response to the Covid-19 Stay at Home Order, The 2020 Shawnee RC&D Annual Meeting has been postponed. At this time the Council is weighing options to move our meeting to an online or by-phone option which will allow members to vote on new officers. Project...

New Illinois Laws Ban Planting of Invasive Species

A number of new laws recently went into affect in Illinois, with the turning of the year.  The Exotic Weed Act (SB 681/PA 99-0081) adds more than 17 plant types to Illinois Exotic Weed Act, which includes bush honeysuckle, autumn olive, salt cedar, poison hemlock,...