Kenton, Ohio — The Hardin Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), is celebrating Stewardship Week from April 25 – May 2, 2021, focusing on the theme “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.”
Hardin SWCD is a member of NACD, which oversees the annual Stewardship Week program, now in its 66th year. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation.
Jeffry Billenstein acts as the Chairman for Hardin SWCD. The Hardin SWCD was formed to assist people in Hardin County with conservation practices.
“Educating the public about the importance of our connection to our natural resources in our daily lives is an essential part of what conservation districts advocate for in their communities,” said NACD President Michael Crowder. “Trees and forests are critical to providing clean air and water, healthy soil, shade, abundant wildlife habitat, jobs and valuable products we use every day.”
Hardin SWCD can assist you in learning more about trees and the species native to your area of the country. Hardin SWCD can also provide insight on tree planting, care, and maintenance, as well as information on how to protect trees from invasive species.
“Conservation districts have a long-standing history of working with state and private forest owners in helping promote and safeguard our nation’s forested lands,” Crowder said.
For more information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact Hardin SWCD at 419-673-0456, Ext 3 or http://co.hardin.oh.us/swcd/