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 2 times per year. The Chapter is run by an executive council who meet bi-monthly.
The Soil and Water Conservation Society is recognized and respected as an effective advocate for the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.
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.
Officers & Council Members
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