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CCFB News» October 2017

Will-South Cook SWCD Conservation Education Scholarships

10/31/2017 @ 2:55 pm | By LINDA TOBIAS

In the spring of 2018, the Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District will award four $1,000.00 scholarships. In addition to the Allen May and Dick McHugh Memorial Scholarships, scholarships honoring the memory of Everett Moeller of Peotone and Harold Liberman of Green Garden Township will be awarded.


Everett Moeller served as Associate Director of the Will/South Cook SWCD from 1994 until 2008 when he became a board member, serving as Chairman from 2013 until 2017. Everett was a kind and fair leader, was instrumental in the success of the SWCD’s Annual Meeting and Pork Chop Dinner and most of all was a loyal advocate for the conservation of soil and water resources.


Harold Liberman served as Associate Director from 2004 until 2017.  Harold was a strong proponent of planting trees and deep-rooted grasses to protect our soil resources.  He worked tirelessly to encourage the adoption of Will County’s Conservation Subdivision Ordinance (2009) and in 2008 organized the district’s Annual Conservation Gardening Night which continues to be the most attended workshop held by the SWCD. 


All of these scholarships, which aim to further the cause of soil and water conservation, will be awarded to Will-South Cook County students who expect to major in agriculture or a natural resource field at any accredited college or accredited school of higher learning.   


Applications are available on the SWCD website, or by calling the SWCD District office at (815) 462-3106 ext. 3.


DEADLINE:  To be considered, the completed application form must be submitted by February 1st, 2018.   

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