Mark Meinzer

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District planted a Redbud tree on Nov. 15 at Gorman Nature Center in honor of Mark Meinzer, 2019 Volunteer of the Year.

MANSFIELD -- The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District, with assistance from Gorman Nature Center and the Village of Lexington, planted a Redbud tree on Nov. 15 at Gorman Nature Center in honor of Mark Meinzer, 2019 Volunteer of the Year.

The tree was planted in recognition of Meinzer's contributions to the local SWCD.

Meinzer joined the volunteer team in 2015 as a precipitation monitor. He also volunteers as a stream monitor, now monitoring seven streams.

Meinzer helps to staff the Richland SWCD booth at the Richland County Fair and readily volunteers whenever help is needed and has recruited new volunteers to the district.

Meinzer served in the U.S. Navy as an electronic technician from 1966 to 1973. He is a Vietnam veteran, having been aboard a ship that was deployed in a supporting role twice during his service.

Meinzer is active in his church, St. Peter’s, and has been a member of the Johnny Appleseed Square Dance Club for 13 years.

Call 419-747-8686 or go to http://richlandswcd.net/ to learn about volunteer opportunities and services provided by Richland SWCD.

Richland Soil and Water Conservation District develops, implements and assists landowners, government agencies and our partners with a wide range of natural resource conservation programs.

Programs and assistance of the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District are available without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability or veteran status.

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