Proud o’ My Papa

Conservation Washington County Wet & Wild Because of My Dad
Leroy *********retired June 29 after serving the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for 27 years, the last 16 as a soil conservationist in Washington County. If you don’t think one person can dramatically alter a landscape, drive around this area of southeast Iowa. Instead of field after field of row crops, you will see an inordinate amount of wildlife habitat, including wetlands, buffers, native prairie plants and grasses, and trees.

Much of that can be attributed to my dad, who has promoted the restoration of wetlands and native prairie throughout his NRCS career; all to improve the soil and attract wildlife to the region.
Bruce Trautman, Iowa NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations,
says my dad has left his signature on the landscape of Washington County and all of southeast Iowa. “Leroy is a dedicated conservationist and his passion for wetlands can be witnessed driving around the county, seeing the many wetland projects he’s responsible for,” he said.
(This is just a portion of the accolades and well deserved kudos lavished on my dad in this NRCS publication)

2 thoughts on “Proud o’ My Papa

  1. dad says:

    Daughter You make me cry one more time. I just did my job with the same enthusiam as God gave me I lveo you. Dad

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