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Bowman appointed to Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Rachael Beardsley
October 28, 2020

Jennifer Bowman, director of environmental programs at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, was appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine to the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission for a two-year term.

A headshot of Jen Bowman
Jen Bowman

The commission's main duties include reviewing and approving funding to be distributed to Soil and Water Conservation Districts as well as providing guidance and input on districts’ management of soil and water conservation measures.

“My career has been centered around water quality and Appalachian Ohio streams,” Bowman said. “I think this would be a great opportunity for me to work across a broader scale and be a voice for rural streams in Ohio.”

Bowman has more than 20 years of experience addressing watershed issues. She has been working with the Appalachian Ohio Clean Watershed Initiative to address non-point source pollution in streams and rivers for the past 5 years and is also a research coordinator for the Appalachian Watershed Research Group. In addition, she led the effort to create, an online data platform to host chemical and biological data for the state of Ohio, and was the lead hydrologist on numerous projects, including multiple acid mine drainage and abatement plans.

“I’m looking forward to being able to serve in this capacity for the state and to serve in a public capacity,” Bowman said.