Soil and water stewardship week

Abundant natural resources are more than just a source of pride – they are recreational and economic drivers for Anoka County. Conservation and protection is the foundation of the Anoka Conservation District (ACD).  ACD has worked hard for our soil, water and wildlife, managing programs that work toward the conservation and healthy use and development of our natural resources.

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) honors and celebrates the work of Soil and Water Conservation Districts including Anoka Conservation District as part of Soil and Water Stewardship Week, April 24 – May 1, 2016.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts play a unique role because they provide soil and water conservation services to private landowners at a local level,” LeAnn Buck, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Executive Director, said.  “Seventy-eight percent of Minnesota’s lands are private, and helping to increase conservation efforts on those lands is essential to keeping Minnesota’s natural resources healthy and strong.

This is the 61st annual Soil and Water Stewardship Week, organized by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD).  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.  This year’s theme – We all need trees – highlights the many ways trees are vital in our daily lives.

For more information about Soil and Water Stewardship Week and how you can get involved in local conservation efforts, contact the Anoka Conservation District  at 763-434-2030.

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