Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
As a part of the Meeker County community for 62 years, the Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District wants to remind you that each of us has a responsibility to be a good steward of natural resources during the annual Stewardship Week celebration. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 56th year of Stewardship week during April 24-May 1. The 2011 Stewardship Week is themed "Forests for PeopleÐMore Than You Can Imagine." Trees provide us with shade, wood products, fuel, as well as help clean the air we breathe.
"Understanding the importance of forests in our daily lives is the key connection of the 2011 NACD Stewardship theme," says NACD President Gene Schmidt. "Forests play a critical role in providing clean water, healthy wildlife habitat, as well as jobs for our citizens and products that we use every day."
The 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. It is governed by an elected group of five supervisors which set overall policy and long-term objectives for the Meeker district and works with the SWCD staff to ensure that policies and plans are implemented.
Meeker SWCD is a member of the National Association of Conservation Districts (www.nacdnet.org) 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 information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact Meeker SWCD at (320) 693-7287.