You’re Invited! Soil and Water Conservation Open House on May 5th

The Madison County SWCD commissioners and staff invite the public to attend a Soil and Water Conservation Open House on Friday, May 5, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Farm Bureau building at the Madison County Fairgrounds located at 1146 W. Summit St. in Winterset. This event is being held to celebrate Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Week and national Stewardship Week taking place April 30 – May 7.  This year’s theme is “One Water”, to raise awareness of how important it is to protect our water resources in Iowa and across the nation. 

There will be demonstrations and displays set up at the open house, including the NRCS rainfall simulator trailer, the soil health tunnel, Polk SWCD’s stream trailer, models of local watersheds (Badger Creek Lake and Cedar Lake), and others.  

A free lunch will be provided to the first 100 visitors, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Pork Producers Association. Visitors can get a lunch ticket at the Farm Bureau building and pick up their meal at the Pork Producers Food Booth down the street.

This event is free and open to the public. Please share with others who may be interested!

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