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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Clay County attendees at the IASWCD Annual Conference included (front, from left) Vernon "Sonny" Zurcher, Jennifer McKee, Pat Wilkinson, Marshall Nuckolls, (back) David Schroer, Matt Mace and Tim Stearley. Not pictured: Doris Scully, Dale Walker and Steve Stoelting.
Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors, associate supervisors, staff and partners, recently attended the 2012 IASWCD Annual Conference in Indianapolis.

The conference, "The Power of Conservation-Local Actions with Global Impacts," took place Jan. 9-11.

The question, "Can one person's local actions have global impact?" was answered over and over again as "yes" by keynote speakers Bruce Vincent, a third-generation logger from Libby, Mont., and NRCS Chief Dave White, who leads 12,000 employees and manages a budget in excess of $4 billion.

Both gave examples of how little things people do every day can have a huge impact on the environment and budgets.

Breakout sessions offered additional training topics pertaining to Conservation Implementation, Technical, Capacity Building and Outreach and Education.

For more information on the event and topics covered, or how actions can have a global impact, log on to www.iaswcd.org/.

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