The St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors held their monthly meeting October 21, 2010. Several changes in personnel and staffing were recognized.
Board member Thomas Nichols was elected October 18 as President of the NY Association of Conservation Districts at their annual meeting. This organization covers 58 counties and New York City.
Kent Frary returned to St. Lawrence County from Franklin County as the District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Robert Brower from Malone has been appointed as the Associate Environmental Analyst for the NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee which is part of the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Mr. Brower is one of four in this position statewide and he will cover nine counties in the North Country.
Soil and Water Conservation District Technician Katie Maloney was awarded a plaque in recognition of her seven years of service to the Soil and Water Conservation District. She has accepted a position with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in a new Wetland Reserve Program team as an Engineering Technician.
Former St. Lawrence County USDA District Conservationist James Pullano has been appointed as the new Wetland Reserve Program team leader. Mr. Pullano will work in a four county area.