From the President

Arnold King

The pandemic is slowly evolving into an endemic state due to advancements such as herd immunity, vaccinations, antivirals, and therapeutic technologies. The situation isn’t quite stable, but at least in my part of the world almost all of the deaths are among those having underlying conditions. Consequently, we are full steam ahead on planning our annual luncheon and ARCSE board meeting at Denver. Details concerning the meeting will be forthcoming. We have tentative commitments from both STC Clinton Evans and Chief Cosby to address the group during the luncheon. We hope some of you will join us for the luncheon as you enjoy a great vacation in Colorado.

Chief Cosby recently endorsed the mentoring program in various stages in several states.

Evangelist David Jeremiah recently said, “When you are young you work for what you are paid to do; when you are old you should work at what life trained you to do.” Consider that opportunity if you are afforded the opportunity to mentor young employees involved in natural resources conservation.

A very important part of our bi-monthly newsletter is the “Notes From the Potomac” written by Doug and Patty Lawrence. On behalf of the board, I want to give a special thanks to them for all the work they do in preparing this splendid report. It is very special and something we probably take for granted. It greatly enhances the newsletter we all enjoy.

And finally, our great supporter, John Peterson, was inducted into the NACD Hall of Distinction. This is the highest honor for SWCD representatives. Quite an achievement and appropriate recognition for his tremendous contributions to Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

ARCSE on Facebook

The new ARCSE Site that was set-up by our Intern Jordyn Rodriguez is now reaching over 200 people. Your support of our Facebook site is greatly appreciated. If you happen to have any content that you think might be a nice addition for ARCSE please reach out to Julie MacSwain.  Content tips can be provided in a few ways. Send a message to Julie on Facebook or via email

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