Joe Piechowski of Redgranite was recognized by the Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. for 25 years of service to their organization. Joe has been Waushara County’s delegate to the Golden Sands RC&D Council since 1990. He currently serves as Chairperson of their Personnel & Finance Committee. Golden Sands RC&D is a regional organization that serves the Central Wisconsin Counties of Adams, Juneau, Portage, Marathon, Monroe, Marquette, Wood, Waupaca and Waushara. Their mission is to support the improvement of Central Wisconsin’s economy in ways that conserve its natural resources at the same time. Originated in 1972, Golden Sands RC&D is a non-profit, independent, 501(c)(3), non-partisan organization made up of County Delegates, At-large members and Corporate Members.
Piechowski has been a County Board Supervisor in Waushara County for 25 years and is very active in conservation efforts throughout the state including being on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, and a member of Wisconsin Land and Water Board since 2013 (LWCB). Since 1996, he has been the Board President of the Central Wisconsin Windshed Partnership, a multi-county initiative that installs and maintains windbreaks that prevent soil loss through wind erosion and protects surface water quality by keeping nutrients out of water bodies. Piechowski is also actively involved in the Waushara County Watershed Lakes Council; is on the Board of Directors of the Redgranite Public Library; and has been a member of the Redgranite Fire Department since 1973, including serving as the Fire Chief, Captain and Secretary.
Piechowski was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Council’s President, Hugh O’Donnell of Wood County and received an overwhelming round of applause by all the Council members at their July 17th meeting at the Boston School Forest in Plover. Piechowski said “I am very honored to be recognized by my colleagues on the Council. I have seen a lot of changes over my 25 years with Golden Sands RC&D, changes in the way that people value our natural resources and the way that they respect our environment. I hope that my efforts have and will continue to make a difference for Central Wisconsin.”