Ohio Participates in NACD Annual Meeting
Ohio was well represented during the recent National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Annual Conference, “Conservation: Historical Legacy Guiding a Brighter Future,” in Reno, Nevada. During the meeting, several of Ohio’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) provided workshops, shared programs and highlighted key successes to the 700+ attendees.
Also during the meeting, Ohio was highlighted as one of the nation’s best in terms of leadership and special initiatives. The NACD also recognized Ohio’s own Scotts Miracle-Gro with the “Friend of Conservation Award.” Chris Wible, of Scotts Miracle-Gro (and Franklin SWCD Supervisor), was present to accept the award! Scotts Miracle-Gro has been a long-time supporter of NACD and continues to be an active and consistent supporter. On of the key highlights shared was the program developed through a collaboration with Scotts and the OFSWCD to create high-quality conservation outreach materials focused on “Lawns and the Environment,” which stress the benefits of a healthy lawn and how this positively impacts soil health and water quality efforts.
The NACD is the nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on all private lands and many public lands in the United States.