|Vern Fish is the former Executive Director of the Black Hawk County Conservation Board in Waterloo, Iowa. He serves on the board of directors of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Board, the Conservation Corps of Iowa/Minnesota and the Friends of Wabakimi. He is currently the president of the Friends of Wabakimi. An advocate for clean water, he serves as an elected commissioner on the Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation District. A passionate paddler he has run wild rivers from the Mexican border to Hudson Bay and north to the Arctic Circle.
Dave Fish is a husband, father, and grandfather residing in Windsor Heights, Iowa. He is a business owner, home builder, and carpenter. Dave has enjoyed wilderness canoeing and camping for many years. He has been involved in competitive cycling, and bike packing. Dave also enjoys cross country skiing and hiking.
As teenagers, Dave and his cousin, Vern Fish, would take annual trips to Canada. After a 40 year hiatus, they have reconnected and done annual wilderness canoe trips the last 5 years. Dave is looking forward to many more future trips.