New associate commissioners Mary Beth McSwain and Sarah Burnham have joined the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD).

McSwain and Burnham join the existing team of five commissioners and five associate commissioners who direct the RSWCD’s conservation efforts.

McSwain participates in conservation activities with her husband, Tim, an RSWCD commissioner. She has a degree in biology from Winthrop University and worked for the S.C. Department of Agriculture for five years.

Burnham is a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher in the Montessori program at Brockman Elementary School and has taught in the classroom for more than 21 years. She is certified in both Project WET and Project WILD and has completed various conservation workshops from state, regional, and national organizations.

To learn more, visit the RSWCD’s website.

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