Conservation Partner of the Year

img_5329Joe Blosser was honored and recognized this year by the SWCD as “Conservation Partner of the Year.”  Joe has an extensive collection of wildlife mounts and furs that he has very generously shared at SWCD events and classroom programs.  Thousands of Defiance county students and adults have learned about Ohio wildlife by hearing Joe’s presentation and getting up close and personal with the mounts and furs.  Although these are expensive and delicate, Joe has always encouraged people to touch the animals!  These experiences not only create a relationship with our wildlife population, but cultivate a respect for natural resources and promote a mentality of conservation.  Thank you to Joe Blosser for the use of these displays along with the donation of his time.  A champion of Defiance County conservation!