Commissioners take part in Conservation Week

Members of the Jones Soil and Water Conservation District board, first row from left: Rose Rohr and Julie Orris. Second row: Paul Specht, Joe Trumm, Dave Aschbrenner, Walt Laetare and Jeff Von Behren. Not pictured is Pauline Antons. (Photo submitted)

     The commissioners of the Jones Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) took part in Soil & Water Conservation Week, April 30-May 7.

     This year’s theme was: “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life.”

     The Jones SWCD has five elected commissioners and three appointed assistant commissioners who are dedicated to conserving and improving the soil and water resources of Jones County. They work with state, federal and private partners on private and public lands.

     For more information, stop by the office in the USDA Service Center at 300 Chamber Drive in Anamosa, visit, or call 319-462-3196, ext. 3. Monthly meetings are open to the public and your input is welcome.


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