Wharton County promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

Shown with the proclamation, from left, are Doug Mathews, Precinct 4; Steven Goetsch, Precinct 3; Wayne Guess, SWCD director; Chris King, Precinct 2; Richard Zahn, Precinct1 and Phillip Spenrath, county judge.

The Wharton County Soil and Water Conservation District wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources.

The National Association of Conservation Districts is celebrating the 62nd year of Stewardship week Sunday – May 5. The 2019 Stewardship Week is themed, “Life in the Soil Dig Deeper,” according to a news release from the Wharton County Soil and Water Conservation District.

“Making the connection back to the soil, where our food gets its start is so important,” said Gene Schmidt, National Association of Conservation Districts president. “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.

To find out more about your local watershed, including an app for your computer and smart phone, visit: www.epa.gov/mywaterway.

Wharton County SWCD is a member of the National Association of Conservation Districts, 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 Wharton County Soil and Water Conservation District program and other natural resource education materials is available on the NACD website at nacdnet.org/education.

The Wharton County Soil & Water Conservation director Wayne Guess met with Wharton County Commissionairs Court on April 22, to sign the Soil Stewardship Week Proclamation.

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