As a part of Meeker County for nearly 70 years, the Meeker Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 63rd year of Stewardship week April 29 – May 6, 2018. The 2018 Stewardship Week is themed “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home”
The District was formed to assist land occupiers in dealing with a wide range of conservation protection, flood prevention measures, farm forestry, wildlife improvement, recreation and rural area development within the 17 townships of Meeker County.
“Clean water is important to everyone,” says National Association of Conservation Districts Past President Earl Garber. “Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state and national boundaries. Every inch of the land on planet Earth is part of a watershed. In the continental U.S., there are 2,100 watersheds; if we include Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, the count rises to 2,267. No matter where you are right now, you are in a watershed.” Take time to learn about your local community water supply sources, and volunteer for river, stream or beach clean-up days. You can make a difference!
To find out more about your local watershed, including an app for your computer and smart phone, visit: www.epa.gov/mywaterway.