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#06-327 December 4, 2006

Soil and Water Society will host Jan. 3 renewable energy symposium

The South Carolina Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) will host “The Future of Renewable Energy in South Carolina,” on January 3, 2007, in Myrtle Beach. The event will educate participants on the future of renewable energy sources, such as bio-diesel, ethanol, and green power.
The symposium will begin with lunch at the Embassy Suites-Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach. Registration form>>>. Registration is $50 (includes lunch) and is due by December 12, 2006.
           
Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Land, Water and Conservation and Wildlife and FreshwaterWind turbine Fisheries divisions work together to help farmers improve agricultural efficiency and wildlife habitat on South Carolina's farmlands. Get contact information for your local Soil and Water District>>>. Von Snelgrove, conservation districts chief with DNR, is the current president of the S.C. chapter.
           
Confirmed speakers include representatives from the South Carolina Energy Office, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, Santee-Cooper’s Green Power Program, and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. Topics will focus on how South Carolina farmers can capitalize on the growing national movement toward ethanol-blended fuels. Federal and state financial incentives available for producers who use renewable energy sources will also be discussed.

The Soil and Water Conservation Society is an international, multidisciplinary association of professional and concerned individuals. SWCS fosters the development and application of science-based policies and practices for managing soil, water, and related natural resources in order to achieve sustainability. Through education and example, SWCS promotes an ethic that recognizes the interdependence of people and the environment.            
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