By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Wednesday, March 14, the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee is scheduled to launch a new initiative to continue its mission of conserving Alabama’s natural resources.
Conserve Alabama is a campaign to increase awareness and engage a greater audience of those who believe in the noble endeavor of conserving our natural resources so future generations can enjoy the same Alabama the Beautiful we know and love.
For 76 years, the Soil and Water Conservation Committee has committed to promoting healthy soil, sustainable forests, drinkable and fishable water, clean water, and abundant wildlife by connecting those who use and work the land to the education, technical know-how, and resources they need. This stewardship revived the landscape and improved the quality of life for all Alabama citizens.
As we approach a new and pressing challenge of a growing population to feed and clothe with decreasing farm land, through Conserve Alabama, SWCC seeks to support conservation education, small and urban farms, and the farm to table movement across Alabama.
The Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee will hold a luncheon on Wednesday at the Union Train Station Shed at 300 Water Street in Montgomery. They will be joined by Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan (R); Frank Nalty, SWCC Chairman; Ben Malone, State Conservationist; Charles Holmes, a fifth generation Alabamian and farmer; and Charity Mitcham, St. Clair County Conservation District.
For decades the Soil and Water Conservation Committee has worked with farmers, foresters, and landowners to implement best practices to protect Alabama’s soils, to create and protect habitat for Alabama wildlife, and protect against the spread of invasive species.