Winona County SWCD celebrates Soil and Water Stewardship Week


For years, Minnesota’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) have been hard at work protecting resources by working with landowners on programs and practices that support conservation and healthy working lands.

As Winona County SWCD marks its 81st anniversary on May 3, the community honors those years of work during Soil and Water Stewardship Week, April 28 to May 5. This year’s theme is “Live in the Soil: Dig Deeper.”

Soil is a dirty topic, but everyone needs to learn more about it! Soil is the foundation for many of the items people use in their daily lives, such as food, clothing, clean water, homes and more. Healthy soil equals healthy food, which equals a healthy you. Don’t treat your soil like dirt! Contact Winona County SWCD to help you care for your soil.

“SWCDs are the boots on the ground in local conservation,” said Daryl Buck, district manager. “We understand local issues and challenges, and are able to assist landowners with projects that meet their needs and improve Minnesota’s natural resources.”

This is the 64th annual Soil and Water Stewardship week. Winona County SWCD, in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), promotes resource conservation across the country.

For more information about Soil and Water Stewardship Week and how you can get involved in local conservation efforts, please contact Winona County SWCD at 507-523-2171, extension three; stop by the office at 400 Wilson Street North in Lewiston; or visit


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