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 year. 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.
Every year Stewardship week is held on the last Sunday in April through the first Sunday in May. The 2019 theme for Stewardship week is “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper”. The LCNRD provides educational materials based on the annual theme to local schools and churches.
Lewis and Clark NRD is a member of NACD which overseas the Stewardship Week program. If you have any question on Stewardship Week visit the NACD Website.