LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Conservation (LCC) team invites everyone who has had the opportunity to meet and work with Nathan Unsworth to join them for a farewell party at the Lee County Conservation Center on Tuesday, November 30, between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Unsworth recently accepted a new position with Scott County Conservation in Davenport.
Unsworth served as the Executive Director for the past 4.5 years. During Unsworth’s time with the LCC, the Conservation Board oversaw nearly $1 million dollars in park improvements. These projects include campground improvements, the new playground at Pollmiller, the Fish Habitat Project at North Heron Bend, and the nearly completed new storage shop at the Lee County Conservation Center.
He has helped promote future conservation projects, including the Pool 19 Project that Jim Knoll is helping pursue. Unsworth worked with the Clark Family to protect the newly donated 162-acre area known as the “John H. Clark Wildlife Refuge” near Keokuk. He also served on several community working groups, and he is an active board member of the United Way of the Great River Region and the Iowa Environmental Council.
“While I’m sad to see Nathan go, I am also excited for him as he moves up in his career. I know he’ll be able to accomplish a great deal with Scott County Conservation, just like he has here. I am also confident that Nathan is leaving LCC in a better place than when he got here, and our team will keep meeting and exceeding the goals he has helped us create,” Caroline Veihl, LCC’s Administrative And Outreach Coordinator, said
Unsworth’s final day with LCC will be on December 3rd. The LCC Board is currently in the process of hiring the next Executive Director.