SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Commissioners are local citizens interested in conserving our natural resources without pay. They set policy and direction for local conservation programs and influence state and national conservation programs.
SWCD Commissioners work together with field office staff employed by various conservation agencies such as the NRCS and IDALS.
Their main objectives are to conduct surveys, investigations, demonstrations, and help to determine research needs relating to soil and water problems; to cooperate with owners and occupiers of the land; to promote the development of comprehensive programs of planning, application, and maintenance of necessary erosion control and conservation measures; to enter into agreements with individuals, landowners, operators; to promote and establish sound soil and water conservation practices.
These activities are intended to benefit the people of the district, and also the public in general. We are primarily responsible for conducting affairs of the East Pottawattamie SWCD.
Kami Willett, Chair– Pleasant Twp
Bob Zimmerman– Lincoln Twp
Pete Hobson – Valley Twp
Bernie Bolton – Belknap Twp
Keith Hotze – Macedonia Twp
Russ Brandes Chris Perdue
John Thomas Norma Bolton
NRCS & SWCD Staff
Terry Gleaves - District Conservationist
Jessica Luke - State Technician
Laurel Sellers- Wetland Specialist
Andrew Casson - Technical Soil Conservationist
Kelsey Blodgett - Resource Team Leader
Dan Case - Environmental Specialist
Laura Monson - Education Coordinator
Susan Rush - Conservation Assistant
All staff of the East Pottawattamie SWCD field office work together to carry out the Districts mission "to conserve Iowa's natural resources through leadership, education, technical and financial assistance."
The field office staff work hand-in-hand providing technical assistance for both state and federal programs. You can read more about programs that are offered below.