Naig encourages Iowans to help celebrate Soil & Water Conservation Week

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig on Monday highlighted Soil and Water Conservation Week, which runs from April 29 to May 6, and encouraged Iowans to consider things they can do to help protect our state’s soil and improve water quality.

Naig planned to participate in events across Iowa to highlight the important conservation practices placed on Iowa’s landscape and bring attention to the ongoing work by farmers, landowners and urban residents to protect the state’s soil and water resources.

“Soil and Water Conservation Week is an opportunity to celebrate the progress that has been made and renew our commitment to working together to do even more to protect our state’s soil and water,” Naig said. “Iowans both on the farm and in our towns take being good stewards of the land very seriously. This week is a chance to celebrate all the conservation work being done across the state.”

Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Week is in coordination with the National Stewardship Week, sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts. This year’s Stewardship Week theme is “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home.”

More information about the activities that will be held during Soil and Water Conservation Week in Iowa can be found at www.iowaagriculture.gov/conservationweek.asp.

Print or share article:Print this page
Print
Email this to someone
email
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Facebook
Facebook