Clare Lindahl is chief executive officer of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Clare is in charge of public affairs, program development, governance, and special projects.
Clare became the CEO of SWCS in August of 2017. She previously served as the executive director for Conservation Districts of Iowa and as natural resources program manager with River Action, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering the environmental, economic, and cultural vitality of the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the Quad Cities. Clare has worked with communities and farmers through the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District and Partners of Scott County Watersheds in Davenport to improve water quality in Duck Creek and other local streams that flow into the Mississippi River.
Clare holds a degree in landscape architecture from Iowa State and received her post-baccalaureate certificate in environmental geographic systems from Western Illinois University. A native of Moline, Illinois, she currently works and resides in Des Moines, Iowa.