Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District 83rd Annual Conservation Week

The Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District is excited to celebrate the 83rd Annual Soil and Water Conservation Week April 28 – May 5, 2024! This year, the theme “May the Forest Be with You Always” takes center stage. This theme underscores the critical interplay between soil and water conservation and the resilience of our forests.

The Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Week is celebrated in conjunction with Stewardship Week, sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). Every year, SWCDs across the country celebrate Stewardship Week as a way to promote natural resource conservation. The Henry County joins Iowa’s 100 Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and others who provide leadership in soil health, soil conservation, water quality and the protection and enhancement of Iowa’s natural resources.

“The week is an opportunity to recognize conservation practices underway, helping sustain and restore Iowa’s rich soil and water resources,” states Jeri Thornsberry, President of Conservation Districts of Iowa, the statewide organization that supports Iowa’s elected Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners who work within our local communities to provide resources that assist landowners in caring for the land. “The week focuses attention on the progress and commitment by farmers, landowners and urban residents to protect those resources.”

To learn more about these opportunities through your local Soil and Water Conservation District, contact Henry SWCD @ 709 S Iris Street, Mt Pleasant Iowa  or one of the Henry County

Soil & Water Conservation Commissioners:  Allan Barnes, Rick Mallams, Harlan Miller, Chuck Allen, Jeff Olson and Steve Detrick.