About

The Soil and Water Conservation District was founded on May 14, 1946 and has been dedicated to helping citizens and land owners protect and preserve land and water resources in Scott County. We are driven to work directly with landowners and agencies:

  • to promote wise and sustainable use of our land and water resources
  • to educate and inform the public of these uses
  • to help solve problems within the district
  • to serve as a county-wide natural resource information and referral center

MISSION: Promote and support the conservation of natural resources in Scott County through partnerships, trusted relationships and excellent service.

FUNCTION: To take available technical, financial, and educational resources and focus and coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land user for conservation of soil, water, and related resources.

ELECTED COMMISSIONERS:

  • Chad Dexter – Chairperson
  • Christine Bolte – Vice-Chairperson
  • Richard Golinghorst – Treasurer
  • Joshua Witt – Co-Treasurer
  • Lora Schmidt

APPOINTED ASSISTANT COMMISSIONERS:

  • Larry Thompson
  • Ken Freund
  • Al Werthmann
  • Kathy Henningsen

STAFF:

Jan McClurg, Secretary, Iowa Department of Agriculture Land Stewardship, jan.mcclurg@ia.nacdnet.net

Justin Bisinger, Soil Conservation Technician, Natural Resources Conservation Service, justin.bisinger@ia.usda.gov

Jennifer Griem, Farm Bill Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, jennifer.griem@ia.usda.gov

Andrew Adams, Scott County Conservation District, andrew.adams@ia.nacdnet.net

2018-2020 District Commissioners (left to right: Joshua Witt, Lora Schmidt, Chad Dexter) Not pictured: Lora Schmidt, Richard Golinghorst
SWCD/NRCS Staff (left to right: Justin Bisinger, Jan McClurg, Mark Schutt, Andrew Adams) Not pictured: Jennifer Griem