MEET THE DISTRICT

Each of the 105 conservation districts in the state are governed by a locally-elected board of supervisors. Board members generously volunteer their time at monthly meetings to ensure the district is well-run and they regularly volunteer at the many special events the district sponsors. Districts are nearly always co-located with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in USDA field offices, a mutually beneficial partnership. Conservation only happens in partnership with others.

“Wildness is the preservation of the World.”

Henry David Thoreau

BOARD

Lyle Wobker, Chair (Paola)
Merle Kaiser, Vice-Chair (Paola)
Eleanor Zuvanich, Treasurer (Spring Hill)
Pansy Bigley, Member (Paola)
Jerod Ryckert, Member (Paola)
Mark Peters, Advisor (Paola)
Jenny Fyock, Advisor (Paola)

STAFF

Lesley Rigney, District Manager (Louisburg)
Cheryl Reynolds, Office Assistant (Paola)
Susan Johnson, Watershed Educator (Gardner)
Jose Mendoza, NRCS District Conservationist (Spring Hill)
Bob Allen, NRCS Conservation Technician (Osawatomie)