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SWCD Staff  

Justin Hanson, District Manager

Ag BMP Loan program, Cedar River Watershed District (CRWD) Administrator, Financial, Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI)

Jeanne Crump, Administrative Assistant

Financial, Grant Tracking, Tree Program, Web Page, Rain Fall Monitoring, Fairbooth

Cody Fox, Project Manager

Manages the CRWD CIP and target priority projects.  Clean Water Projects, County Drainage Inspector, State Cost Share, Survey & Design of Conservation Practices, Technical direction and support for natural resource protection programs, Controlled Drainage, technical Assistance for Construction Site Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program

James Fett, Watershed Technician

Clean Water Projects, Tree Program (tree planning assistance), Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, ReInvest in Minnesota (RIM), Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Water Monitoring, Cedar River Watershed District Permitting

Steve Lawler, Resource Specialist

Clean Water Projects, Soil health, Wetland Conservation Act (WCA), Turtle Creek Watershed District (TCWD) Administrator

Tim Ruzek, Educator/Water Plan Coordinator

Performs management function of the Water Planner for Mower County. Outreach program for County residents on environmental issues for the SWCD/CRWD.    

Larry Callahan, District Technician

Marketing and promotion of State and Federal conservation programs.  Grass planting and seed sales.  Windbreak Assistance. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  Assists with implementing and promoting the Districts' conservation programs.

NRCS Staff


District Conservationist

Brian DeVetter, Dodge County

Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)


Soil Conservation Technician

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), Survey & Design of Conservation Practices






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