The Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District, Winder, is encouraging citizens to think about their personal responsibility to be a good steward of natural resources during an annual weeklong celebration.
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has proclaimed April 25 through May 2, 2010 as Stewardship Week — marking the 55th year of the national event.
The 2010 Stewardship Week is themed, “Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats,” encouraging citizens, schools and communities to develop and maintain habitat areas using good conservation practices.
David H. Jackson serves as the chairman for the Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District, which was established to assist people in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee counties with the conservation and wise use of soil and water resources.
During Stewardship Week, the Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District will distribute stewardship related booklets to the four counties’ fifth grade students through the Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Clubs.
Those fifth grade students are also involved through the 4-H Clubs in competing for cash awards in a conservation poster contest.
A conservation photo contest for all adults and youth is also being sponsored by the district. The posters and photos deadlines are set for May 1.
“Conservation Habits=Healthy Habitats” bookmarks will be placed in the public libraries in the district during the week.
For information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact the Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District at 770-307-3030 or email at email@example.com. The district office is located at 90 Lanthier Street, Winder.
For more information about Stewardship Week, visit www.nacdnet.org.