The Mason County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) encourages you to think about your personal responsibility to be a good steward of natural resources during its annual Stewardship Week celebration. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has proclaimed April 25 – May 2, 2010 as Stewardship Week, marking the 55th year of the national event. The 2010 Stewardship Week is themed "Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats". Local school children from Mason ISD and Grace Christian School participated in a poster and essay contest earlier this year to celebrate this theme.
"Being good stewards of our natural resources at home and in our communities is an important task for each citizen. When we think about protecting and managing our natural resources, we can provide healthy habitats for the ecosystems on our planet," says NACD President Steve Robinson. "Each of us can make a difference by developing habitat areas in our own backyards, our schools or in our communities".
The Mason County Soil and Water Conservation District is a member of the National Association of Conservation Districts (www.nacdnet.org) 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.
On the morning of April 12th, Judge Jerry Bearden signed the proclamation marking April 25-May 2 as HABITAT Stewardship Week for Mason County. The Mason County SWCD encourages everyone to participate in the spirit of this week by developing and maintaining habitat areas using good conservation practices.