POPE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT PROMOTES SOIL AND WATER STEWARDSHIP WEEK
The Pope Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), is celebrating Stewardship Week from April 25 – May 2, 2021, focusing on the theme “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.”
Pope SWCD is a member of NACD, which oversees the annual Stewardship Week program, now in its 66th year. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation.
The Pope SWCD was formed to assist people in Pope County with technical assistance towards conservation of land and water resources, through project implementation. During Stewardship Week, Pope SWCD will provide stewardship week materials to local churches and present this year’s poster contest theme to three schools in the county.
“Educating the public about the importance of our connection to our natural resources in our daily lives is an essential part of what conservation districts advocate for in their communities,” said NACD President Michael Crowder. “Trees and forests are critical to providing clean air and water, healthy soil, shade, abundant wildlife habitat, jobs and valuable products we use every day.”
Pope SWCD can assist you in learning more about trees and the species native to your area of the country. Pope SWCD can also provide insight on tree planting, care, and maintenance, as well as information on how to protect trees from invasive species.
Our office encourages you to participate in conservation activities through the entire year. For more information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact Pope SWCD at 320-634-5327 or www.popeswcd.org .