Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Do you own or operate ground in Marshall or Putnam County?? Do you have a waterway that needs redone or basins that need installed?? Have you ever thought about how to enhance your farming operation or implementing cover crops? You need to come into the office and inquire about our new program.

The Marshall-Putnam SWCD has been awarded $1.5 million in RCPP funding to be dedicated exclusively to Marshall and Putnam Counties.  This money will be used for conservation projects, soil health, water and air quality improvements, nutrient loss reduction strategies and more through the EQIP and CSP programs. Under RCPP, EQIP will allow for 75% cost-share on conservation practices while CSP is a program to help enhance your current farming practices, allowing cost-share for the things implemented.

Some examples of things you can do under the RCPP guidelines


Waterway Redo


Cover Crops
Farming Enhancements
Nutrient Management

If you have any questions or would like to see if you qualify under RCPP, please contact the office.

We would like to extend a big thank you to the people and businesses below who have partnered with us so far, to help get this program working in Marshall and Putnam Counties. Anyone who would like to partner with the District, please contact the office and discuss the possibilities!

Current RCPP Partnerships

Marshall-Putnam River Conservancy District
Henry News Republican
Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau
Marshall-Putnam Extension Office
Kenny Poignant Bulldozing
Poignant Farm Drainage
Probyn Trucking & Excavating
Bender Land Improvement
Ag View FS – Varna
SGS North America
The Wetland Initiative
Ed Hartwig Trucking & Excavating
Darrell Schlosser
Illinois Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
Illinois Department of Agriculture
North Central Illinois Council of Governments
FDC Enterprises
Helena Fertilizer – Lacon
Illinois Corn Growers Assn
Birkey’s Farm Store – Henry
Kelly Sauder Rupiper
Stoller’s IH
ProHarvest Seeds
Hensel Seed Solutions
Soil Health Partnership
Ag Watershed Institute
Marquis Energy
Illinois Water Survey
Gypsum Dealer
Nick Klein Port-A-Potty