Brady Brott added to the Wright County Conservation team

Brady Brott is a newer member of the Wright County Conservation's team. While he was hired early in 2019, he is not new to the county as he worked for the conservation department for three summers during his high school career. County team consists of (from left) Sarah Rueger; Eric Rector (in truck); Brott; and County Director Bruce Lindner. Not pictured: Jeremiah Feltz.

Brady Brott, 2016 Clarion-Goldfield-Dows graduate, was welcomed to the Wright County Conservation department this past spring. "I went to Iowa Lakes Community College after high school," he said. His AA degree is in Environmental Studies & Natural Resources. He is the son of Carol and John Brott from Clarion.
            While he has been employed as a park ranger and part-time naturalist for less than a year, he is not new to the county work. He worked summers for three years while he was in high school. The county 'team' currently includes Sarah Rueger, Eric Rector, Bruce Lindner, and Jeremiah Feltz.
            "Right now, Jeremiah and I both do naturalist things across the county (Jeremiah in Eagle Grove and Belmond; Brady in Clarion, Goldfield, Dows)," said Brott. "Sometimes we contact schools, libraries, and clubs with program ideas. Other times they contact us. It's cool to do a project which students are interested in." Recently he conducted an after-school program at the Clarion Public Library looking at owl pellets.
            In the future, Brott and Feltz will hand-off their naturalist duties to Sarah Rueger and devote more of their time to park and conservation duties. While the county office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays, hours are extended during the camping season. "Every other weekend, one of us works from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Eric works every Sunday. “We monitor whether campers have registered and paid their camping fees. We check the shelter rentals, clean up restrooms, monitor quiet hours, and check other areas besides the Lake - like Pike's Timber." If things get slower in the evening, Brott might spend a bit of time watching safety training videos.
            
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