Sean McCoy- Watershed Coordinator
I was born and raised in Webster City, IA and reside just south of Webster City on a small acreage with my wife of 18 years and two children, Mikaleh 14 and Bryer 12. I have been an avid outdoorsman since I was old enough to walk I enjoy hunting, fishing, mentoring young outdoorsman, and gardening. I received my BS in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with a minor in Biology from Northwest Missouri State University in 1993. During my last year I worked part time with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as an intern in Missouri. After graduation I moved to Luray, South Carolina where I was a Habitat Biologist on a 28,000 acre family owned hunting preserve where we marketed timber and managed quail, deer, and turkey habitat. In 2000 I was hired by Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and have been a project coordinator throughout central Iowa since. I’m excited to work on the Big Creek Watershed Project and I look forward to meeting and working with the Boone and Polk County residents!
John Swanson- Outreach Coordinator
I grew up in Des Moines and from a young age had a passion for the outdoors. I am an avid fly fihserman who also enjoys hunting, canoeing, and camping. After graduating high school I attended Simpson College where I played football and earned a B.A. in Environmental Science and Criminal Justice with a minor in Biology. Upon graduating from college in 2012, I began working for Polk Soil & Water Conservation District where I assessed streams, led education/outreach efforts, and worked with local landowners to implement conservation practices. Over the years I have enjoyed many of the activities Big Creek Lake has to offer and I am very excited to be a part of the watershed project. I look forward to being part of the effort to being part of the effort to improve the lakes water quality and assist landowners with their conservation efforts.
Polk Soil & Water Conservation District
1513 N ankeny Blvd. Ste. 3
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-964-1883 ext 3