This committee, established in 1909 by the DAR 18th continental Congress, has an impressive record of tree planting and concern with vital natural resources. Forests, waters, minerals, fossil fuels, soils, wetlands,and wildlife need careful husbanding, study, and support of sound legislation and school conservation programs.We promote environmental awareness and education and encourage our members to participate in programs and projects that preserve our environment. I personally encourage my Anne Hutchinson DAR Chapter members to engage in environmental conservation projects in memory of a Revolutionary War ancestor, fallen soldier, or deceased DAR member, such as tree planting ceremonies, of which we have many. We distribute conservation materials at our local library from Enivronmental Protection Agency, National Heritage Rivers,National Audobon Society, National Wildlife Federation, U.S. Parks Service, American Forest Federation, U.S.D.A. Forest Service,Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, National Resources Conservation Service, etc.