"Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel and our shelter and surround us with beauty. Abuse it and soil will collapse and die, taking humanity with it." Ancient Vedas Scripture in Sanskrit, 1500 B.C.
Welcome to our website!
The Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is an unincorporated private non-profit 501(c)(3) professional society organized for educational, scientific and charitable purposes to foster the science and art of soil, water, and related resource management to achieve sustainability. The mission of the Michigan Chapter includes:
- Promoting research, experimentation, demonstrations and other technical work in soil and water conservation.
- Stimulating communication among professional workers in soil and water conservation for mutual exchange of knowledge, facts and experience.
- Promoting and providing opportunities for professional development training in the science and art of soil, water and related renewable natural resource conservation and management to achieve sustainability.
- Sustaining the ethic and spirit of professionalism among conservationists through networking and mutual support.
ON THIS WEBSITE YOU CAN FIND:
Results of the Michigan Chapter Membership Survey (a Summary)
Announcements and Upcoming Chapter events on the Local Events page.
Speakers Handouts and PowerPoints from past Chapter events.
Current year Chapter Newsletters on the Local Events page.
- Post a Conservation Job opening, or look for a Job Posting.
Link to MISWCS weblog
Under the About Us page:
- The Vision and Mission of the Michigan Chapter SWCS.
The Michigan Chapter SWCS Bylaws.
A map of the Michigan Chapter SWCS Regions.
Michigan Chapter SWCS President's Progress Reports.
Michigan Chapter SWCS Annual Plans.
Under the Organization sub-page:
A list of Michigan Chapter SWCS Officers with email links.
The Executive Council's teleconference schedule.
A list of the Michigan Chapter SWCS Committees and Chairs.
Under the History and Records sub-page:
Michigan Chapter SWCS Executive Council and Annual Meeting Minutes.
- Michigan Chapter SWCS Newsletter Archives.
Michigan Chapter SWCS Budgets.
- Michigan Chapter SWCS President's Annual Progress Reports.
Links to other SWCS Chapters and Conservation organizations.
- Links to suggested publications, books and the SWCS On-line Store.
Information on Membership benefits and how to join or donate.
- Information on Scholarships.
Information on SWCS Annual International Conferences and photos from the 64th Annual International Conference held in 2009 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan.
This space available for sponsorship by any member.
Note: Any Chapter member can be a sponsor. Sponsorship Rates: 1 month - $10; 3 months - $25; 6 months - $45.
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During the last quarter of 2012, this site averaged
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Website created 11/24/08
Website updated 5/22/13
For questions and/or comments about this website, contact Daniel F. Kesselring, Volunteer Web Site Editor