As a part of the Jim Wells County for 77 years, the JWC Soil and Water Conservation District #355 wants to remind the public that each of us has a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 63rd year of Stewardship week April 29 - May 6. The 2018 Stewardship Week is themed "Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home."

Lindsey Koenig acts as the board chairman for JWC Soil and Water Conservation District #355. Other board members include Arnoldo Trejo, vice chairman, Jerry Nock, secretary, Higinio Garcia, board member and Santiago Recio, board member.

"Clean Water is important to everyone," said National Association of Conservation Districts Past President Earl Garber. "Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state and national boundaries. Every inch of the land on planet Earth is part of a watershed. In the continental US, there are 2,100 watersheds; if we include Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, the count rises to 2,267. No matter where you are right now, you are in a watershed."

Take time to learn about your local community water supply sources, and volunteer for river, stream or beach clean-up days.

To find out more about local watersheds visit

JWC Soil and water conservation district #355 is a member of the NACD which oversees the Stewardship program. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. NACD represents the nation's 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conservation across the country.

For more information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact JWC Soil and Water Conservation District #355 at 361-668-8361. Additional information about the "Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home" program and other useful resource education is available on the NACD website at