The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' (ODNR) Division of Soil and Water Resources has hired Frances Springer of Wapakoneta to serve as the nutrient management specialist for the Grand Lake St. Marys (GLSM) watershed starting on Sept. 10.
The Division of Soil and Water Resources is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Distressed Watershed Rules for the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed. Springer will be responsible for working with agricultural producers, landowners and residents throughout the watershed to address the nutrient challenges in and around Grand Lake St. Marys.
Springer graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She has worked as the manure nutrient management specialist and education coordinator for the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District for the past 11 years.
Springer's experience working with the farmers and residents of Auglaize County will allow her to continue state and local efforts to protect and improve Grand Lake St. Marys. Since Springer will be specifically focused on the GLSM watershed, she will be based out of the Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at www.ohiodnr.com .