Stewardship Week

            Washington Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) encourages you to think about your personal responsibility to be a good steward of the natural resources during its annual Stewardship week celebration. 

            Tom Vittetoe acts as the chair for Washington SWCD.  The District was formed to assist people in Washington County in protecting, maintaining, and improving our natural resources.  In observance of Soil and Water Stewardship Week, April 28 to May 5, 2019 and Arbor Day on April 26, 2019, the District provided 100 fifth graders in the county with a Norway Spruce tree seedling for students and parents to plant together.  Trees are provided at no cost to the family.  Educational materials are also being offered free of charge to science teachers relating to this year’s theme, “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper.” 

            The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Division of Soil Conservation provides leadership in the protection and management of soil, water and mineral resources.  The Division also works with Soil and Water Conservation Districts and private farmers and landowners to meet their agricultural and environmental protection needs, in both rural and urban landscapes.  Conservation partners include USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Iowa State University, and many others.


For the rest of this article, check out the May 8th issue of the Keota Eagle.