For Cleaner Water
       & Fewer Floods  

ZWP Staff


Sarah Duke Middleton 

Executive Director





Zumbro ZoeZumbro Zoe (pronounced "ZO-ee")

SpokesOtter, Recreation Coodinator


(Kevin Strauss takes all of Zoe's phone calls and emails

since it's hard to operate a phone or a computer with webbed feet)


ZWP Board of Directors

The Zumbro Watershed Partnership is governed by a 25 member Board of Directors. Twelve are elected officials, including a county commissioner and Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors from each of the six counties of the watershed. Thirteen are citizen members who are elected each year at our annual meeting in March. The Board meets the second Thursday of each month monthly at 7:30 p.m. at the Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center 2900--19th St. NW in Rochester.

County Commissioner Representatives:
Mark Thein- Olmsted County
Don Springer - Wabasha County
Barry Nesseth- Goodhue County
James Brady- Steele County
Jake Gillen - Rice County
Rhonda Toquam- Dodge County

County Soil and Water Conservation District Representatives:

Andy Hart/Steve Connelly - Olmsted SWCD
Thomas Gosse - Wabasha SWCD
Glen Roberson - Goodhue SWCD
Richard (Dick) Peterson - Rice SWCD
Vacant - Dodge SWCD
Dan Hansen - Steele SWCD

Citizen Board Directors:

Brett Ostby (Chair)
Dan Schiefert (Vice-Chair)
Megan Gallager (Secretary)
Ray Schmitz (Treasurer)

Jim Hruska

Sue Kruger

Duane Alberts

Roger Toquam

Bruce Frutiger

Jim Cooper

Joel Johanningmeier

Marilyn Morem

Contact Us:

Mailing Address: Zumbro Watershed Partnership, Inc.
1485 Industrial Drive NW, Room 102
Rochester, MN 55901

Office Address: Education Coordinator Kevin Strauss
   Olmsted County Soil and Water Conservation District Office
2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200
Rochester, MN 55904