At the annual conference of Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts’ annual February conference, Milt Link and Ted Colflesh were recognized for their many years of service with the Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD).
Link reaches 50 years of SWCD service this year, having been employed by Seneca and Sandusky SWCDs before coming to the Delaware SWCD where he has been employed for the past 20 years as the Drainage Maintenance Coordinator and Urban Resource Conservationist.
According to Scott Stephens, SWCD Administrator, “When Milt began his service with Delaware SWCD we had 28 drainage projects. Today we have nearly 500. Link works very closely with the Delaware County Engineer’s Office and that excellent relationship has been instrumental in creating the model program that Delaware County has today.”
Colflesh was recently re-elected to his tenth term to the Delaware SWCD Board of Supervisors. Board members are elected to serve three year terms and serve as volunteers. He began his service in 1987 and has fulfilled the role of Secretary/Treasurer for the last 18 years.
He tirelessly advocates the value of conservation through his representation at local, state, and national workshops and conferences and by promoting the benefits of improving soil health and water quality. Coldflesh’s many contributions make Delaware County a great place to live, work, and play.
Check out more photos of the annual conference along with the latest conservation information at www.delawareswcd.org.