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CCCB will restructure

Monday, May 1, 2006

The new director of the Cherokee County Conservation Board, Ginger Vietor, first came to Cherokee County as the CCCB Naturalist in December of 2004. File photo
The operation of the Cherokee County Conservation Board will be restructured, Ginger Vietor, the new CCCB director, and Brad Husman, CCCB chairman, informed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

"We'll work to get more done with the people we have, the money we have and the equipment we have," Vietor said.

Vietor previously served as the county naturalist. The CCCB will hire a new employee but there will not be an employee serving full time in the role of county naturalist.

Vietor will continue to do some work in public education but will also use outside resources, such as the DNR, for education projects.

There will be an emphasis on making people feel the parks in the county are safe and well cared for, Vietor said.

Vietor is originally from Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelors degree in Ecology from Princeton University in New Jersey. She worked for a time in Minnesota before coming to Cherokee County as the naturalist in December of 2004.

Husman said that the CCCB was not approved for a grant application that would pay for improvements at Silver Sioux Park but the CCCB will keep working toward this project.

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