Prairie Rivers of Iowa rkayla-newsletterecently named Kayla Hasper as its new Watershed Coordinator. Hasper will work with farmers in the watershed to integrate conservation into their operations.

Hasper is a 2016 graduate of Iowa State University with degrees in Animal Ecology and Environmental Studies. She brings a unique perspective to Prairie Rivers as she initially started as an intern for the organization in September of 2013 and has worked for various programs, including the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway and Natural Resources Education. She most recently served as Prairie Rivers’ Watershed Educator facilitating outreach efforts in the watershed community.

“I am honored to have accepted this position and I look forward to continue working in our local watersheds to help bring the watershed community together through education and through our local farmers integrating conservation practices in their operations,” Hasper said.

In her new position as Watershed Coordinator, Hasper will work with farmers, landowners, and community members on soil health and water quality issues. She will develop field days and other workshops where people can come together and learn about conservation practices and tools to assist in planning and water quality monitoring. Hasper will also continue Prairie Rivers’ work with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts and local businesses to provide conservation services and cost-share opportunities for farmers to implement conservation practices on their land.

For more information, please visit www.prrcd.org or contact Kayla directly at khasper@prrcd.org.