Stewardship Week this year takes place from April 24 to May 1, with the theme "Celebrate Conservation."
Conservation practices in the United States have helped us achieve an historic standard of living. We enjoy a wide variety of fresh, healthy food. Drinking water supplies are clean and mainly free from disease. Lakes, rivers, and streams are much cleaner than 30 years ago. Air quality has greatly improved in the last fifty years.
Jeff Campbell acts as joint chairman for the Logan County Conservation Districts. "Conservation of natural resources has helped create an amazing way of life for Americans. That is why we want to celebrate conservation during Stewardship Week."
Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. Logan County Conservation Districts is a member of the National Association of Conservation Districts (www.nacdnet.org), which oversees the national program.
This year, NACD and the Logan County Conservation Districts celebrate 50 years of Stewardship Week. A national network of conservation districts was established in the 1930s to promote natural resource conservation on a local level.
This year, as in years past, the Logan County Conservation Districts provided local churches with Soil & Water Stewardship Materials to be used in their services to help celebrate Soil & Water Stewardship Week.
"We still face many challenges today," says Campbell. "But the lessons of the past show us that people working together can solve almost any problem. Stewardship Week helps remind us that we can all help with conservation."
Every person can help conserve natural resources in their daily life. Start by learning about air, water, soil, plant, and wildlife resources around you. Conserve energy, recycle, don't litter or dump household chemicals. The official Stewardship Week website, www.stewardshipweek.com, provides many more basic conservation tips.
For information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact Logan County Conservation Districts at 270-726-1371. Learn about the many reasons we should all "celebrate conservation."