“All-In For Conservation” 2017 was a Success!

The 74th Annual Ohio Federation of soil and Water Conservation Districts Meeting held February 26-28 in Columbus was a tremdous success.  This meeting brought together over 600 conservation leaders throughout the state, including Supervisors and staff from Ohio’s 88 county SWCDs, agency and staff from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio EPA, The Ohio State University, and many more.  The event focused on the theme “All-In For Conservation.”

Participants convened to hear from special guest speakers, participate in specific training, policy initiatives and much more.  Included in this year’s partnership meeting was a chance to meet with Ohio legislators and champion the important work conservation districts are doing at the local level and collectively in our state.

“The collaborative efforts of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and many conservation partners around this state are making a positive impact on Ohio’s quality of life and future,” said Harold Neuenschwander, newly elected President of the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.  “Our partnership meeting highlighted and showcased many of those efforts.”

Thank you to all of our partners, sponsors and tremendous soil and water family from around the state for all their efforts!

There were many awards given and successes celebrated!  Here a few snapshots.