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Governor's Proclamation

Governor Designates April 27, 2010, as Conservation Day in Kansas

The Honorable Mark Parkinson recently signed a proclamation designating April 27, 2010, as Conservation Day in Kansas in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the 25th anniversary of the NRCS Earth Team volunteer organization.

The Governor cited . . .

  • The people across Kansas wish to live in harmony with the natural resources and leave a better earth for our children and grandchildren;
  • Conservationists across our beautiful State work hand-in-hand with the citizens of Kansas to conserve natural resources and to create a healthy land;
  • Leadership for conservation of natural resources on private lands is provided by a partnership that includes soil conservation districts, State conservation agencies, other Federal agencies, Tribes, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service;
  • The Natural Resources Conservation Service and its predecessor, the Soil Conservation Service, have been helping agricultural landowners in Kansas meet their conservation goals;
  • The Natural Resources Conservation Service has established an important conservation partnership with farmers and ranchers in Kansas;
  • The time to recognize the contributions of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and its partners, and to increase awareness among the State’s citizens of the importance of natural resources;
  • Leadership for conservation of natural resources on private lands is provided by a partnership that includes conservation districts, state conservation agencies, resource conservation and development councils, Tribes, other Federal agencies, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service; and
  • Since 1985, over 16,581 private citizens across Kansas have donated over 479,262 hours in support of natural resources conservation through the volunteer efforts through the Earth Team;

He declared: I, Mark Parkinson, do proclaim April 27, 2010, as Conservation Day in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the 25th Anniversary of the Earth Team and urge all citizens to celebrate these special observances, and further, to reflect on ways that together we can contribute to a healthy environment and make Kansas an even greater place to live, work, and raise a family.

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Proclamation by the Governor - Conservation Day (PDF; 323 KB)