UPDATE ON BCCD COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN (6/9/20)


  1. Sites Open to Public Use:
  2. Everyone needs to practice social distancing – follow all Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommendations.
  3. Please bring your own hand sanitizer and use it before and after touching any surface, such as benches, tables, garbage containers, or other similar surfaces.
  4. Be especially mindful if you are geocaching. Wear disposable gloves and sanitize all surfaces before and after touching. Wash your hands! Do not engage in this activity if you are experiencing any sign of illness.
  5. Keep all pets leashed and under control and come prepared to clean up after your pet.
  6. If you drive to a BCCD conservation area, please observe the number of vehicles in the parking areas. If 50% or more parking spaces are full please consider delaying your visit or going to a different conservation area.

BCCD Programs and Activities

  1. All BCCD Shelter Reservations and Special Use Permits are cancelled until further notice.
  2. All BCCD programs and volunteer events are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Administration Center            Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan

The Boone County Conservation District is re-opening the Administrative Office on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020. We have strived to create a re-opening plan that allows our visitors and staff to interact safely. These are the protocols we have put in place, following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and/or the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance:

  • All visitors shall wear a mask while inside the building – except for those that have medical limitations.
  • Any person who displays or has symptoms of Covid-19 is asked to remain outside the building.
  • Only two (2) visitors are allowed inside the building at a time. No children allowed in the building.
  • All visitors will remain six (6) feet from staff or other visitors (social distancing minimum standard) We have placed social distancing markers on the floor “X.”
  • Portions of the Administrative Office will remain closed to the public, including the interpretive displays, live animal exhibits, and employee office spaces. These areas will be posted for employees only.
  • Restrooms and commonly touched surfaces inside the Administrative Office will be frequently wiped down and/or cleaned.
  • These protocols will remain in effect during Phase III of the Restore Illinois plan.

We look forward to assisting our patrons and are grateful for everyone’s kindness and consideration!

UPDATE ON BCCD COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN (6/9/20)


  1. Sites Open to Public Use:
  2. Everyone needs to practice social distancing – follow all Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommendations.
  3. Please bring your own hand sanitizer and use it before and after touching any surface, such as benches, tables, garbage containers, or other similar surfaces.
  4. Be especially mindful if you are geocaching. Wear disposable gloves and sanitize all surfaces before and after touching. Wash your hands! Do not engage in this activity if you are experiencing any sign of illness.
  5. Keep all pets leashed and under control and come prepared to clean up after your pet.
  6. If you drive to a BCCD conservation area, please observe the number of vehicles in the parking areas. If 50% or more parking spaces are full please consider delaying your visit or going to a different conservation area.

BCCD Programs and Activities

  1. All BCCD Shelter Reservations and Special Use Permits are cancelled until further notice.
  2. All BCCD programs and volunteer events are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Administration Center            Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan

The Boone County Conservation District is re-opening the Administrative Office on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020. We have strived to create a re-opening plan that allows our visitors and staff to interact safely. These are the protocols we have put in place, following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and/or the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance:

  • All visitors shall wear a mask while inside the building – except for those that have medical limitations.
  • Any person who displays or has symptoms of Covid-19 is asked to remain outside the building.
  • Only two (2) visitors are allowed inside the building at a time. No children allowed in the building.
  • All visitors will remain six (6) feet from staff or other visitors (social distancing minimum standard) We have placed social distancing markers on the floor “X.”
  • Portions of the Administrative Office will remain closed to the public, including the interpretive displays, live animal exhibits, and employee office spaces. These areas will be posted for employees only.
  • Restrooms and commonly touched surfaces inside the Administrative Office will be frequently wiped down and/or cleaned.
  • These protocols will remain in effect during Phase III of the Restore Illinois plan.

We look forward to assisting our patrons and are grateful for everyone’s kindness and consideration!

Thu 09

Camp Redwing

July 6 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Mon 13

Camp Redwing

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Thu 16

Camp Ducktails

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

Facebook Posts

7 hours ago

Boone County Conservation District

Help us keep our conservation areas clean! Dispose of your garbage properly! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Be careful and efficient with your outdoor water consumption. Here are some quick tips:

Hoses
Check hose and connectors. Repair or replace leaky parts or sections.
Use a nozzle that can be shut off or adjusted to fine spray.
When finished, shut off at the house instead of at nozzle to avoid leaks.
Consider a water-saving drip irrigation system, which provides a slow, steady supply of water to gardens and shrubbery.
Hose bibbs and outdoor faucets are often left running -- particularly in the spring and summer; take steps to prevent someone from using your water. When leaving your home for an extended period, turn your outdoor faucet off from the inside valve to protect against water loss.

Lawn & Garden
Water slowly and thoroughly during cool, windless hours.
Let grass grow taller in hot weather.
Use mulch to save moisture.
Plant native and other shrubs that require less watering.
Use a broom or rake instead of water to remove leaves, clippings and other debris, from driveways or walkways.
Adjust irrigation system settings as needed to reduce watering time and frequency.

Car
Rinse car once, wash from bucket of soapy water, rinse quickly again.
Used water is fine for chrome, hub caps and wheels.

Pool
Keep level low to minimize splashing. Use a cover to slow evaporation (keeps water cleaner, too).
Check walls, filtration systems and inlets; repair where needed.
A sub-meter could reduce your ADC because you don’t pay sewer charges on OUTSIDE water usage.
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2 days ago

Boone County Conservation District

We ❤️ our volunteers!

7 volunteers helped with "social distancing" seed collection in Spencer Conservation Area last week. They collected a pickup truck full of Ohio Spiderwort seed to reseed other conservation areas.

#volunteertuesday
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OUR MISSION

To preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces for ecological, educational and recreational benefits of present and future generations.