Macon County Soil &

Water Conservation District

3342 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.            Decatur, Illinois  62521

217-877-5670 (Ext. 3)

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 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)


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 Macon County, the City of Decatur, the Village of Forsyth, and the Village of Mt. Zion all maintain  MS4 permits with the state of Illinois to ensure proper stormwater maintenance and quality. We at  the SWCD cooperate with our MS4 communities by participating in the MS4 Working Group where  educational events are planned and implemented, and by inspecting the erosion & sediment  controls at individual construction sites throughout the City and Villages. 


 Heart of the Sangamon


​​ The Heart of the Sangamon River Ecosystem Partnership is a coalition of Macon County and Piatt County private citizens, public groups, and government agencies united in June of 1997 by a common interest in the quality of natural resources of the Upper Sangamon River Watershed. Over 15 agencies and citizens continue to meet quarterly today to discuss resource concerns, opportunities for funding, and education events in the two counties. Every year a public workshop is also organized and offered by the Partnership. If you would like to be notified of upcoming meetings, contact us or the Piatt Co SWCD today!


​​​Monthly Meeting Minutes

Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the board room at Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District unless otherwise noted.