Storm Lake welcomes a new Watershed Coordinator

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Amy Johnson has taken the position as the new Storm Lake Watershed Coordinator for the Buena Vista County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Johnson recently completed the first Rapid Watershed Assessment funded in the state on the Lower Big Sioux River in Plymouth, Sioux, and Lyon Counties. Prior to that, she was an employee of the Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation District assisting landowners and producers with many different conservation programs. Johnson earned her degree in Biology from Buena Vista University in May 2006. She grew up on a farm near Washta, and currently live in Cherokee with her son, Steven.

She is very happy to have the opportunity to help improve the health of Storm Lake. Kim Proctor did a wonderful job of educating the public and getting conservation on the land and Johnson hopes to pick up where she left off, she said. Continued local participation and support of the Storm Lake Water Quality Project will help ensure its success.

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