With this year’s Soil Stewardship week theme titled, ‘Dig it! The Secrets of Soil’ the Pedernales Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to join with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) to celebrate this historical observance which will be officially celebrated April 26-May 3, 2009.
In 1955, the NACD began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. The stewardship concept involves a personal and social responsibility which includes a duty to learn about and improve natural resources for the purpose of using them wisely in order to leave a rich legacy for future generations.
The program relies on locally led soil and water conservation districts nationwide sharing and promoting stewardship and conservation activities. Districts throughout Texas provide conservation and stewardship field days, programs, workshops and additional outreach efforts throughout their communities to educate citizens about the need to care for soil, water and related renewable natural resources.
As part of their observance of Soil Stewardship Week, the Pedernales Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting the 25th Annual Soil Stewardship Breakfast on April 22, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Pavilion on Whittington’s Mountain. There will be food, fun, fellowship and a brief program presented by a local church leader on this year’s theme. Seating is limited, so it is requested that you bring your own lawn chairs. For directions or more information, please contact the PSWCD office at 868-7237 ext. 3.