Josh Balk | Dry Run Creek Watershed Coordinator for Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation District

"...the Land and Water Stewards program has proven invaluable to benefiting our community."

Josh Balk | Dry Run Creek Watershed Coordinator for Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation District

Josh Balk:
From outreach events raising awareness on ways local citizens can address water quality issues, to conducting water monitoring assessing the health of our local water bodies, to getting their hands dirty and helping construct beneficial conservation practices; the Land and Water Stewards program has proven invaluable to benefiting our community. The AmeriCorps members involved have been huge assets to our soil and water conservation efforts. The experience they gain from their term of service lasts a lifetime and will help benefit whatever other towns, citizens, or countries they end up in. I continue to look forward to this partnership and the lives we can impact together.