The Peoria County SWCD will once again be having a Burn Clinic to teach you how to care and maintain your native prairie grasses and pollinator plantings. It will start with classroom learning at the office, then we will head to Jerry and Becky Wyatt's farm on Route 8 for learning application. If you have questions or would like to register for this class please call 309-671-7040 Ext. 3 or email Josh.Joseph@il.nacdnet.net
BIOREACTOR: MIKE WINDISH FARM
During the summer of 2017, The Peoria County SWCD partnered with the Peoria County Farm Bureau, NRCS, Timewell Drainage, and AKW Excavating, Inc to install a denitrifying bioreactor at one of Mike Windish farms. We held a field day at the farm so everyone could see the installation of the bioreactor. Currently we are collecting information from this bioreactor by collecting water samples each week. Be looking for information from this in the spring. Click on the link to the story that appeared on WEEK, Channel 25.
Enjoy the video, "Making of a Bioreactor" by Vicki Morrical, NRCS