MACD Vision Statement
Today, there is a Soil & Water Conservation District in every county in Mississippi. Among other things, these Districts’ ongoing and future efforts are to:
- Implement farm conservation practices to keep soil in the fields and out of waterways.
- Conserve and restore wetlands and wildlife habitat.
- Protect groundwater resources
- Plant trees and other land cover to hold topsoil, purify the air, provide cover for wildlife, and beautify neighborhoods and public areas.
- Help developers and homeowners manage the land and water in an environmentally sensitive manner.
- Reach out to communities and schools to teach the value of natural resources and encourage conservation in generations to come.
In Lamar County, we focus most on Conservation Education. We feel our children are our greatest resource. We believe they are the most important crop we can grow. This will protect our present and our future.
” In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” Baba Dioum