compares it to being thrown into a new job tomorrow -- and being given several manuals to read about it. Regner
, an Austin resident, has been trying to learn as much as he
can -- and as quickly as possible -- about watershed districts after being selected as the inaugural president of the newly formed Cedar River Watershed District's
board of managers.
"I've been reading as much as I can every night after work," Regner
said, "and trying to get up to speed and gain a lot of knowledge about the watershed district and the do's and the don'ts."Regner, an assistant engineer for Mower County, was selected as president of the seven-member board on May 3 in Austin. He
calls himself an avid outdoorsman who grew up along the Cedar River south of Austin.The river is a great recreational body of water in need of protection, said Regner
, who regularly fishes the river.
In the first few months of organization, the board likely will meet a few times a month to keep the process moving forward, Regner
said Thursday.The board has planned a special meeting for 7:30 p.m.June 5.
"There's so much to do to get started," he
said, such as forming committees and selecting an attorney to give legal advice to the board.
"It's going to take time," Regner