In 1955, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. From this, Stewardship Week emerged and is celebrated every spring. The definition of stewardship is “the individuals responsibility to manage his life and property with proper regard to the rights of others”. This stewardship concept involves personal and social responsibility, including a duty to learn about and improve natural resources as we use them wisely, leaving a rich legacy for future generations.
Stewardship Week helps to remind us all of the power each person has to conserve natural resources and improve the world. When everyone works together with their local conservation district, that power continuously grows.
Stewardship week is held every year on the last Sunday in April through the first Sunday in May. The 2023 theme for Stewardship week is “One Water". The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) provides educational materials based on the annual theme to local schools and churches.
LCNRD is a member of NACD which oversees the Stewardship Week program. If you have any questions on Stewardship Week, visit the NACD Website. or contact LCNRD at 402-254-6758.