INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Mitch Daniels, along with the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts are encouraging Hoosiers to think about persona responsibility to be good stewards of natural resources during Stewardship Week.
Daniels has proclaimed April 25-May 2, as Stewardship Week. Nationally, this is the 55th year for stewardship week festivities.
The 2010 Stewardship Week is theme Conservation Habits = Healthy Habits, encouraging citizens, schools and communities to develop and maintain habitat areas using good conservation practices.
The IASWCD was established in 1968 to assist county Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout the state as they work with landowners to install conservation practices on agricultural, urban and suburban lands.
"Being good stewards of our natural resources at home, in our jobs and in our communities is an important task for each Indiana resident," IASWCD President Paula Baldwin said. "When we think about protecting and managing our natural resources, we all can provide healthy habitats for the ecosystems."
For information about the conservation work being done locally in Indiana, contact the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District. Additional information about Stewardship Week is available on the National Association of Conservation Districts website.