Conservation district seeking supervisor


The Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for a person interested in promoting conservation of the county’s natural resources to serve as a supervisor.

The position is a three-year term. The board, which consists of five supervisors meets on the first Monday evening of each month.

The mission of the district is to protect and improve the natural resources of Jackson County through leadership, education and technical assistance to both the rural and urban communities.

Conservation is promoted through field days, tours, workshops and obtaining grants to pay cost-share to landowners for installing a conservation practice.

The district also holds soil judging and Envirothon contests for high school students and a third grade field day at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.

A supervisor must own land and live in the county.

Anyone interested in being placed on the ballot may contact supervisors Grant VonDielingen, Tyler Shaw, Charlie Fox, Denver Hackman and Cathy Blair or District Coordinator Terry Ault at the district office at 1350 Woodside Drive in Brownstown by Sept. 30. Ault also may be reached at 812-358-2367, ext. 3035.

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