The Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) was organized at the request of local citizens interested in soil and water conservation.  A charter was issued under the provisions of the Soil Conservation Districts' Law, Code of Iowa, Chapter 467A, on March 26, 1945.

The District is a subdivision of state government, governed by five District Commissioners who are elected at the general elections on a nonpartisan basis for four-year terms. District Commissioners are volunteer conservation promoters who are charge by the Iowa General Assembly with the restoration and conservation of the soil, water, and related natural resources of the county. Assistant Commissioners can be appointed by the SWCD Board to help implement District activities.

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 SWCD Commissioners & Assistants

Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District

210 Bierman Road, Epworth, Iowa  52045             Phone: (563) 876-3418 ext. 3             Email:

Pictured Left to Right are:

Mike Freiburger, Dave Ruden (Asst.), Colleen Siefken (CA), Ron Lindblom, Jeff Schmitt, John "Jack" Smith, Wayne Demmer