Who is Bill Eagle

Bill is a retired District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  He has received International
recognition for  research done in the field of subsurface drainage.  He also was invited to Washington DC in 2001 to be awarded the National Earth Team award for his Natural Resource volunteer work. 
He has been a resident of St. Helens since 1980, and has lived in the area since 1964.  He served in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army.  He retired as a First Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve after 28 years of service. He has been married to his wife, Claudia, for over  47 years.  They have two children,  Lynnea and Tim.  He has attended Santa Monica College, UCLA,  & Portland State.  He Graduated from the Clatsop College Forest Technology program.  He is a graduate of Oregon State University and holds a degree in General Agriculture.

Bill and our Community 

Bill is the past chair of the St. Helens Parks Commission.  He served on this commission for 7 years.   He is the past Chair of the Columbia County Parks Commission.   Bill has served on the Wilkerson Forest Advisory Committee,  and has been Chair of the Columbia County Surface mining Advisory Committee.  He presently is an elected  Director of the Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District, and serves as Chair. Bill was appointed by the County to serve on the Columbia County Cultural Coalition from 2006-2012.  He is also the SWCD Liaison to the North West Resource Conservation and development Council and sits on their board of directors. Bill belongs to and is a past Board member of the Friends of Fox Creek.   He is presently the Secretary and a Past President  of the Kiwanis Club of St. Helens as well as being a Past Kiwanis Division 42 Lieutenant Governor, Presently he is Chair of the Division Lt. Governors association, and on the Kiwanis Club of St. Helens Board of Directors. 
Since 1999 Bill has sat on the board of Directors for the  Kiwanis Doernbecher Children's Cancer program.  He also serves as a member of the City of St. Helens Budget Committee,  and is an elected Democratic Precinct Person.    He is a Presbyterian Elder and is active in his church (He occasionally conduct worship and will entertain people with his sermons).  He also writes a column on local issues for the Mt. St. Helens Valley Bugler in Longview Washington.

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