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Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District
900 B Fairground Drive Paulding, Ohio 45879
Phone (419)-399-4771 Email:
Entrance is through the west (left) doors at the Parc Lane Building. 

What does the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District do?

Every County in Ohio has a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), which is a political subdivision of the State.  In response to conservation concerns raised as a result of the 1930's dustbowl, SWCD's were formed in the late 1940's to complement a federal government agency (now titled the Natural Resources Conservation Service).  Both local and federal agencies worked together to encourage farmers and landowners to employ practices on the land for the conservation of soil and water resources.  Today SWCDs share the common goal of conservation of natural resources on urban and rural lands.

All local government grants are matched by the state of Ohio nearly dollar to dollar to support SWCD operations, conservation programs, and resource management initiatives.  SWCD’s work closely with
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and are now under ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation. With these resources the SWCD is a vehicle for bringing local governments and residents together to address natural resource conservation challenges in urban and rural settings.


Technical assistance (design, promote, facilitate)

Equipment Rental

Education (all ages and occupations)

Local eyes and ears and “boots on the ground”


67th Annual Meeting A Sucess!
By Patrick Troyer, Education Specialist

Recently, the Paulding SWCD held its 67th Annual Banquet & Supervisor Election “A Community Conservation Celebration” at the Extension Hall at the Paulding County Fairgrounds. The community came out to celebrate a year’s worth of many great accomplishments for the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District in the areas of technical assistance, educational programming, ditch maintenance, and overall district achievements. Attendance was very good with 105 people coming out on a balmy November evening. The evening began with the election of supervisors from 5pm-6pm with incumbent Brian Ruble from Grover Hill running against Tom Wannemacher from Payne for a seat on the Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors. Ruble was elected to serve another 3-year term to begin January 1, 2017.

Dinner was prepared by Gibson’s Backyard BBQ from Convoy, OH and served very well by the Paulding FFA Officer Team of Hannah Farr, Paige Fitzwater, Courtney Luderman, Katlynn Fuller, and Kalyn Strahley. A big thank you goes out to these individuals for a job well done!

Awards for Educator of the Year and Cooperator of the Year were handed out to distinguished individuals in the community crucial to spreading the conservation message. Linda Mabis, 4th & 5th Grade Teacher at Antwerp Elementary was awarded the Educator award for her work with the nature walk group and her work with the native plant prairie at Antwerp Elementary. Joe Barker of Antwerp was awarded the Cooperator award for his active participation in the conservation programs offered at Paulding SWCD. 

2016 Educator of the Year- Linda Mabis (Antwerp)                                                          2016 Cooperator of the Year-Joe Barker (Antwerp)

2017 Spring Tree & Fish Sale Coming Soon!

Our annual Spring Tree and Fish Sale will be starting soon. We will have several new varieties available this year such as domestic apple, silky dogwood, button bush, pin oak, sycamore. silver maple, and strawberries with many returns from previous years as well!

If you would like to be placed on the mailing list, send an email to or call the office at 419-399-4771 and we will send you notification of prices and varieties available!

The Ohio Buckeye is one of the many trees & shrubs that will make a return this year. Stay tuned for more tree sale information!

July 27, 2016

A PDF Version of the 2016-2017 Paulding SWCD Education Programming Booklet is now avaialble! This is where you will find a detailed description of each program offered.

2016-2017 Education Programming Booklet.



Click HERE to find out about the latest programs and cost sharing available through Paulding SWCD!

Board Meetings

August 10, 2016
September 14, 2016
October 12, 2016
            November 17. 2016 (ANNUAL BANQUET) 
Meetings are subject to change.
Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the
Parc Lane Conference Room-
900 B Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio.  


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