house resolution no.84

Reps, Garza, Cherry, Chirkun, Clemente, Gay-Dagnogo, Haadsma, Hood, Hope, Cynthia Johnson, Jones, Kuppa, Liberati, Pagan, Pohutsky, Shannon, Sneller, Sowerby, Stone and Wittenberg offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare April 28-May 5, 2019, as Soil and Water Stewardship Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Productive soil and clean water provide daily sustenance and food security; and

Whereas, Soil and water are preeminent natural resources that support major economic sectors of our state including agriculture, energy, forestry, and recreation; and

Whereas, Effective conservation practices have helped Michigan citizens achieve a productive standard of living and quality of life; and

Whereas, Our future security depends upon healthy soil and clean water. Stewardship of our soil and water recognizes that each Michigander can help conserve these precious resources; and

Whereas, Michiganís Conservation Partnership and 75 Conservation Districts purpose is to assist individual land owners and managers to protect and enhance the statesí soil and water resources; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of the Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 28-May 5, 2019, as Soil and Water Stewardship Week in the state of Michigan. We encourage all citizens to recognize and celebrate this momentous occasion.