Sunday, April 28, 2013
GUERNSEY SWCD PROMOTES SOIL AND WATER STEWARDSHIP WEEK
As a part of the Guernsey county community for 71 years, the Guernsey Soil & Water Conservation District wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 58th year of Stewardship week April 28 – May 5, 2013. The 2013 Stewardship Week is themed, “Where does your water shed?”
Bill Bertram, Ken Ford, John Enos, Myron Dellinger, and Steve Douglass serve on the supervisory board for the district. The District was formed to assist people in Guernsey county with the wise use of natural resources for present and future generations.
“Clean water is important to everyone,” says SWD chairman Bill Bertram. “Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state and national boundaries. Every inch of the land on planet Earth is part of a watershed. In the continental U.S., there are 2,100 watersheds; if we include Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, the count rises to 2,267. No matter where you are right now, you are in a watershed.”
Less than 1-percent of all of the water on our planet is fresh water. The average citizen in the United States uses 70 gallons of water every day; and this does not include the water it takes to manufacture the automobiles, clothing, and food we depend on each and every day. Take time to learn about your local community water supply sources, and volunteer for river, stream or beach clean-up days. You can make a difference!
To find out more about your local watershed, including an app for your computer and smart phone, visit: www.epa.gov/mywaterway
Guernsey SWCD is a member of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) which oversees the Stewardship Week program. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. NACD represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conservation across the country.