Watershed Address: Marsh Creek
After retirement until 2015, Larry and his wife Judy lived on a 50 acre farm in Gettysburg where they raised purebred Simmental cattle. Since Larry's childhood, he has been aware of proper water and soil conservation practices and employed them on their farm. He fenced the cows out of the floodplain and maintained a raparian buffer to keep his cattle away from the creek as well as fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides.His post-high school education was a BS in civil engineering that he earned at the US Military Academy (West Point).
Director - John Messeder Jr
Watershed Address: Willoughby Run
John is a freelance journalist and environmental columnist. He has hunted, hiked and camped in several states and experienced first hand the results of collisions between human needs and water conservation efforts.
Director- Steve Zimmerman
Watershed address: Marsh Creek
Steve is the owner of Zimmerman’s Azalea Gardens and landscape construction company located in Gettysburg. He is also an organizer of the Gettysburg Green Gathering.
Director- Michelle Kirk
Watershed Address: Conewago Creek
Michelle was formerly a farmer raising beef cattle with her husband on 145 acres near Biglerville where they instituted many best management practices including streambank fencing and riparian buffers. Michelle currently works for PA Farm Link assisting farmers with things such as succession planning, beginning farming and linking farmers with available land to farm. She also serves as a Farm Director on the Board of the Adams County Conservation District.
Director- Cliff Frost
Watershed Address: Middle Creek
Cliff is a retired network engineer and telecommunications executive, with a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and a Master’s in Biostatistics from the University of California. He has been active in conservation efforts his entire life. His wife’s family have lived on a farm on Middle Creek since the mid-1960s. Cliff and his wife have been active in local historical and ecological conservation efforts in Adams County since moving here in 2014. Cliff is particularly interested in assisting efforts to collect and maintain data that can be used to drive fact-based conversations, decisions, and actions.