June 06, 2020

Conservation agency to note soil, water stewardship week

PRESQUE ISLE — The Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District is encouraging participation in National Soil and Water Stewardship Week, April 28-May 5. Theme of the program is “As You Sow.”

The local conservation district is one of nearly 3,000 conservation districts nationwide that work with the National Association of Conservation Districts to encourage greater resource stewardship through the annual weeklong observance.

Karen Boutot, chairman of District Education Committee, said she hoped the program would help people realize that their own actions will have positive effects on the environment.

“By taking positive steps — as simple as planting a tree or reducing pesticide use — every person can be a sower, not just in the fields where food and fiber are grown, but in the broader fields of life,” said Boutot.

The local conservation district, which works throughout the year on soil and water conservation measures, will provide literature and speakers that highlight responsibility as active stewards, according to Boutot.

The district will make tree seedlings available to educational and community service groups to plant for conservation and educational purposes, Boutot said.

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