Conserving Natural Resources for our Future

St. Johns Soil & Water Conservation District

SJSWCD Officers

The SJSWCD Board works closely with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) who provides technical assistance to the District in planning and implementing conservation practices.

Chris Wadelton, Chairman

Chris has been a supervisor since 2014. Chris is a mechanical engineer with a MS in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. He is a member of the Sierra Club, National Resource Defense Council, Organic Consumers Association and is active in the local environmental community.  He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife Dr. Lynn Wadelton.


Bryan Jones, Supervisor 


Craig Hartwig, Supervisor

Craig has been a board member since 2002. Craig is president of RLH Enterprises inc.; North Florida Landscape and Trees and More. He has been involved with the landscape, nursery and agricultural industries since 1977.

Jim Visser, Supervisor

Jim Visser is a Supervisor, elected in 2012, officially took office in 2013. Mr. Visser is retired from the Merchant Marine, small business owner and has lived in Saint Johns County since 1977.


Bucky Sikes, Supervisor