Marion County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman was elected to a two-year term as president of the Flint Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area Council by the group’s board of directors at its annual meeting Jan. 11. She replaces outgoing president Colleen Anderson of Morris County.
Flint Hills RC&D is comprised of Marion, Butler, Chase, Dickinson, Geary, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, and Wabaunsee counties. The group oversees five Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy water quality projects in the Melvern, Twin Lakes, Clarks Creek, Marion, and Fall River watersheds. With the approval and funding of Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the projects have been combined into a single program.
In 2009, Neosho Headwaters and Toronto Lake WRAPS were added, and the Cottonwood River streambank protection project was included in 2011.
The Flint Hills RC&D board of directors meets monthly in Emporia. For more information, contact Huffman at (620) 382-8830.