SWCD fills watershed specialist position

The Harrison and Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) are pleased to announce that the Watershed Specialist position has been filled by Josh Britton.

As the Watershed Specialist, Britton will be working with landowners and SWCD staff to identify and apply practices that will help to manage the areas lakes and streams by reducing nutrient and sediment runoff throughout the watershed. The Watershed Specialist will work between Harrison and Carroll SWCD offices.

Britton grew up in rural Logan County, Ohio. He attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) where he graduated with a BS in Biology. After graduating, Josh continued his studies at Taylor University (TU) in Indiana, obtaining his Masters of Environmental Science.

During his time at Taylor, Britton’s thesis examined the spread of insects used to control the invasive wetland plant, purple loosestrife. Additionally, he has worked as a Teaching Assistant at both MVNU and TU, interned with the Ohio EPA on an electro-fishing crew, guided tours at The Wilds, and volunteered with The Nature Conservancy. You can welcome Britton by calling either Harrison or Carroll SWCD or with any question you may have.