Jones SWCD to celebrate 75th anniversary

     Come join the fun at the Jones Soil & Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) 75th anniversary celebration on Friday, March 24th at the Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center, Jones County Fairgrounds, in Monticello.

     The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a complimentary lunch sponsored by the Jones SWCD, Thrivent Financial, and Ohnward Bank & Trust.

     Enjoy morning refreshments while learning about the history of the Jones SWCD, followed by a session on the future of soil and water conservation in Iowa, presented by Jim Gillespie, director of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship – Division of Soil Conservation & Water Quality.

     After lunch there will be a short presentation of local conservation awards followed by a listening session – the commissioners would like input on where they should be focusing their time and resources in the next few years in Jones County.

     The event is open to the public, with registration beginning at 9:45 and door prizes given out after lunch. RSVP appreciated but not required. Please call 319-462-3196, ext. 3 before March 24 if you plan to attend.

     The Jones SWCD works with state, federal and private partners to improve water quality, soil conservation and wildlife habitat on private and public lands. For more information, stop by our office in the USDA Service Center at 300 Chamber Drive in Anamosa, visit us at, or give us a call at 319-462-3196, ext. 3.



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