The Soil and Water Conservation Society fosters the development and application of science-based policies and practices for managing soil, water, and related natural resources in order to achieve sustainability. As a multidisciplinary professional association, SWCS promotes, through education and example, an ethic that recognizes the interdependence of people and the environment.
The Firman E. Bear Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (www.swcs.org) is the New Jersey Chapter of this International Professional Organization. Members of the chapter must be members of the National Organization. Chapter meetings are usually held twice a year with at least one meeting consisting of a tour and/or guest speaker. The chapter offers an annual Scholarship and an Ecological Excellence Award in partnership with Pineland's Nursery. A newsletter is published two times per year. The Chapter is run by an executive council who meet bi-monthly. Who is Firman E. Bear?
SWCS Firman E. Bear Chapter Spring 2020 Meeting
Burlington County, NJ
More details to come...
Chapter Members receive the Chapter Newsletter twice each year via email or postal mail if no email is available.
Scholarships & Awards
Congratulations Jordan Salama, our 2019 Scholarship winner!
The Firman E. Bear Chapter offers a $1,000 scholarship to full-time students in good standing at any New Jersey accredited college, or a resident of New Jersey attending any accredited out-of-state college; Students must also have successfully completed, or will complete by the award date, at least two semesters of study; and be an undergraduate enrolled in a curriculum related to natural resources including but not limited to: agriculture, agronomy, conservation, ecology, environmental science, fisheries, forestry, geography, journalism, plant science, soil science, and/or wildlife. Other areas related to conservation may also qualify.
Application Deadline is May 1, 2020
Click here to download the Edward R. Hall/Robert R. Hanna Scholarship Information and Application...
Please contact Christine Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the Scholarship Application.
The Soil and Water Conservation Society is recognized and respected as an effective advocate for the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.
Officers (January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019)
President: Trish Long
President Elect: Nancy Paolini
Past President: Nancy Paolini
Treasurer: Michelle Pedano
Council Person 3rd year: Helena DeMarco
Council Person 2nd year: Celia Rodrigues
Council Person 1st year: Clare Liptak
Member Development: Evan Madlinger
Newsletter: Janice Reid
Scholarship: Christine Hall
Webmaster: Nancy Paolini