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Blackhawk Hills celebrates conservation week

Published: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 1:15 a.m. CST

ROCK FALLS – The week of Sept. 23-29 was designated as National Resource Conservation and Development Week.

It also began the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the RC&D Program. 

Blackhawk Hills started as an RC&D in 1974, and has been serving the six-county region of Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson and Whiteside since then.

​The nonprofit corporation has worked to protect natural resources and develop rural economies through soil and water quality projects, job creation programs and renewable energy assistance.

Blackhawk Hills office is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 102 E. U.S. Route 30.

Contact Julie Jacobs at 815-625-3854 or julie.jacobs@blackhawkhills.com for more information about projects.

Blackhawk Hills is sponsored by local county boards and Soil and Water Conservation Districts and is overseen by an 18-member council, consisting of three representatives from each of the six counties.

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