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Soil and Water Stewardship Week set April 27-May 4

Mar 30, 2014

The Delaware Association of Conservation Districts joins the National Association of Conservation Districts in celebrating the 59th year of National Soil and Water Stewardship Week April 27-May 4, with this year’s theme, Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil. Stewardship Week is one of the largest annual programs to promote conservation.

“Soil is an essential natural resource that all of us depend on each and every day,” said NACD President Earl Garber. “The Dust Bowl of the 1930s showed our nation the importance of conservation practices. Farmers and ranchers who have experienced recent droughts know that conservation practices are critical in helping their soil endure, even in the most challenging weather events. Your local conservation district is working with local landowners to assist in a variety of projects and outreach to improve soil health both now and in the long term."

For more information about Stewardship Week and conservation in Sussex County, contact Deanna Killen at 302-856-3990, Ext. 109

More information about the Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil program and other natural resource education materials is available at www.nacdnet.org/education.

To find out more about the soil types in the community, visit websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov. Download Soilweb, an app for smart devices developed by the California Soil Resource lab in collaboration with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

For more information, go to www.nacdnet.org.

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