December 13, 2021

December 13, 2021

St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) Executive Director John Jaschke presented the 2021 Outstanding Soil and Water Conservation District Employee award to Rock Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Assistant Director Doug Bos. The recognition took place during the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) annual convention.

“Local staff is the driving force behind successful conservation delivery in Minnesota,” Jaschke said. “Doug Bos’ dedication to preserving our water resources and promoting soil health practices is commendable, and we appreciate all he does to further conservation implementation in Rock County.”

Bos wears many hats at the district, serving as a county feedlot officer, conservation technician, Disaster Recovery Assistance Program coordinator and Rock County Comprehensive Local Water Plan coordinator. He also handles competitive grant writing for the district and coordinates surface and groundwater monitoring and modeling programs, among other duties. This year, Bos sought and received funding from several sources including the National Wildlife Federation to promote the benefits of soil health and cover crops.

“Doug Bos is a model technician, coordinator, and conservation district employee,” said BWSR Board Conservationist Doug Goodrich, who frequently works with Bos. “He takes personal pride in the job and truly wants to help landowners find conservation methods that work for them.”

Each year, BWSR celebrates the excellent work accomplished by local government staff to advance conservation efforts across the state.

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Rock Soil and Water Conservation District Assistant Director Doug Bos (right) is pictured alongside BWSR Southern Region Manager Ed Lenz during the 2018 BWSR Board Tour.


BWSR is the state soil and water conservation agency, and it administers programs that prevent sediment and nutrients from entering our lakes, rivers, and streams; enhance fish and wildlife habitat; and protect wetlands. The 20-member board consists of representatives of local and state government agencies and citizens. BWSR's mission is to improve and protect Minnesota's water and soil resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners