Iowa celebrates Soil and Water Conservation Week

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging all Iowans to participate in Soil and Water Conservation Week, held from Sunday, April 28, to Sunday, May 5. The annual event coincides with the 69th annual National Association of Conservation Districts Stewardship Week. Soil and Water Conservation Week is an opportunity to recognize the important conservation work that is happening across Iowa and bring attention to the ongoing work by farmers, landowners and urban residents to conserve and protect the state’s soil and water.

Winneshiek County’s  Soil and Water Conservation District will share important local information in the May 2 Public Opinion Newspaper. Iowans are also encouraged to nominate deserving individuals or families for the prestigious Conservation Farmer of the Year Award and the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award, among several others.

“Iowa’s economy depends on agriculture and agriculture depends on our rich natural resources, including our soil and water,” said Secretary Naig. “Iowa is continuing to set records for conservation implementation across this state. However, there is much more to accomplish, and we need to continue accelerating the pace of this impactful work. During Soil and Water Conservation week from April 28 to May 5, I encourage all Iowans to participate in local events and implement conservation practices on your own property.”

 Iowans are invited to share the ways they are celebrating the week online by using #CleanWaterIowa. To learn more about Soil and Water Conservation Week, visit the Department’s webpage.

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