Conservation – January 2013

On the National Conservation Committee web page, the word “Conservation” is defined as “an ethic of resource use, allocation and protection especially for the natural environment. The Conservation movement is to protect plants, animals, and their habitats.”  The National Society has had a conservation committee since 1909. Chapters are encouraged to read a Conservation Minute each month to educate and focus attention on preserving the earth’s resources.

One of the State Regent’s projects this term is a conservation project designed to raise funds to support honey bee research at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at University of California at Davis.  Please read an update of the research going on at UC Davis in the January 2013 Clarion written by Kathy Keatley Garvey. This article includes some beautiful micro-photos of honey bees.

The State Conservation Committee is helping to raise funds for the state regent’s projects through the sale of recyclable grocery bags.  These are being sold at 2008 prices!  One for $10, two for $15, and three for $20.  These will be available at State Conference at the Conservation Committee sales table in the exhibit room.  The bags are great for groceries, for toting other items, and are also a great way to advertise DAR.

Be sure to report your chapter’s conservation efforts on the Master Questionnaire.

Contact this chairman if you have questions.

Gayle-Ann Johnson
State Chairman Conservation Committee


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