Formed in March 2013, Winneshiek County Protectors are committed to protecting the natural resources of Iowa’s picturesque bluff country, preserving our county’s infrastructure, fostering Winneshiek County’s thriving tourism industry, and pursuing a fact-based approach to decisions related to local resources.

We invite you to join our grassroots education and advocacy.  The Winneshiek County Protectors is now a 501c3 non-profit group so any donation to the WCP is tax deductible.

Our Mission

To protect the natural resources and public health of Winneshiek County.

Board of Directors

WCP Board Members

Current Board, 2013

  • Dick Janson, President
  • Craig Cutting, Vice President
  • Boyd Wasson, Secretary
  • Steve McCargar, Treasurer
  • Birgitta Meade
  • Lyle Otte
  • Amy Weldon


Lyle Otte 563.382.3717

Meeting Schedule

  • Weekly meetings on Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. on the lower level of First United Methodist Church, 302 West Broadway Street, Decorah