Linn County Conservation Hires New Director

The Linn County Conservation Board has a new director.

Dennis Goemaat was named to the position last Monday. Goemaat has served as Deputy Director of the department for over 25 years. Prior to that, he served as Park Ranger at Pinicon Ridge Park and was Linn County Conservation’s first Naturalist.

Goemaat is replacing Dan Biechler, who retired this month after serving 30 years as Executive Director.

Linn County Conservation manages twenty-eight preserves, parks, trails, and natural areas.