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The year 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The Society began as, and remains today, an interdisciplinary professional association with the important mission of fostering the science and art of natural resource conservation.

As we enter the Society’s 75th year, I look forward to the opportunities that this milestone will provide to raise the visibility of conservation professions, to engage both long-time leaders and new voices in discussion on the future of conservation, and to further the mission of natural resource protection. Our organization’s chapters across the United States and Canada will celebrate locally, while conservation professionals will gather online in July for the SWCS 75th Annual Conference, Expanding Horizons: Where Conservation Meets Innovation.

I invite you to join us as we look back at the soil and water conservation movement’s incredible past, share conservation stories, and generate solutions around current and future challenges. It’s going to be a memorable year!

-Clare Lindahl, SWCS CEO

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Visit www.swcs.org/20AC for information on this year's conference.



75th Anniversary Swag

Back by popular demand - order your limited edition SWCS 75th Anniversary swag!

SWCS is offering chapter members another chance to order a limited edition SWCS shirt! There are five new designs, including a tote bag option. This opportunity is available for a short time, so be sure to place your order at before the deadline of June 9!

Chapter leaders, consider purchasing additional shirts as giveaway items. These items will not be available for purchase again after the June 9 deadline.

Share images of you with your swag on social media and tag SWCS and the 75th Anniversary using @SWCSNews and #SWCS75.

Commemorative Pint Glasses

The Iowa Chapter of SWCS is selling commemorative pint glasses for the 75th International SWCS Conference to be held this summer. Just because we’re going virtual, there's no reason we can’t celebrate at home together! 

This opportunity is available for a limited time, so be sure to place your order before the deadline of June 8!

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Plan an event with your SWCS chapter! We created a quick, fun guide for you with ideas for commemorating the 75th! Find more information about incentivizing  participation from members and partners and reimagining your chapter's role in shaping the future of the conservation profession.



Download and take a photo with SWCS founder Hugh Hammond Bennett! Be sure to tag #ImWithHugh and #SWCS75 when you share your photos on social media.