Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week
As a part of Meeker County for over 60 years, the Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) wants to remind us that we each have a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 57th year of Stewardship week April 29-May 6. The 2012 Stewardship Week is themed "Soil to Spoon." Soil is the starting foundation of all of the food we eat.
Meeker SWCD was organized in 1949 for the purpose of assisting land occupiers in dealing with a wide range of conservation protection, flood prevention measures, farm forestry, wildlife improvement, recreation and rural area development within the 17 townships of Meeker County.
"Making the connection back to the soil, where our food gets its start is so important," says National Association of Conservation Districts president Gene Schmidt. "The next time you sit down to a meal, take a minute to think about where your food came from, and the farmers and ranchers who helped produce it." As they work to produce food for the growing population, today's farmers and ranchers are dedicated to using responsible land-management practices to ensure a sustainable food supply and healthy land and soil for future generations.
Meeker SWCD is a member of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) which oversees the Stewardship Week program. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. NACD represents the nation's 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conservation across the country.
For more information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact Meeker SWCD at (320) 693-7287. Additional information about the Soil to Spoon project and other natural resource education is available on the NACD website at www.nacdnet.org/education/resources/.