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Job Posting – Fire Tech

The Shawnee RC&D is now hiring for a 2-year term Fire Management Technician position. Interested candidates should contact project coordinator Mike Baltz at ( Applications close October 29th, 2021. The Shawnee Resource Conservation and...

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Outdoor Classroom

Century School Outdoor Classroom opens - teaching conservation and forest management to High School StudentsShawnee RC&D is proud to be a supporting organization for the Century School Outdoor Classroom. From it's initial founding, the RC&D has always...

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On the Trail: For the forest, fire can be a healing medicine

Right now, if you drive through Giant City State Park near the Stonefort Trailhead, you'll notice that there has been a fire -- a 200-acre fire to be exact. But far from being an accident, that fire was "prescribed" like a healing medicine for the forest and carried...

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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 and expands...

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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...

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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,...

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Shawnee Resource Conservation and Development, Inc
941 State Highway 146W
Golconda, IL  62938-4212
Phone: 618.944.1736