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Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District 

900 Fairground Drive Paulding, OH 45879

Phone: 419-399-4771  Email:


Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

Entrance is through the west (left) doors at the Parc Lane Center Building


In Cooperation with the Paulding County Commissioners:
Roy Klopfenstein
Mark Holtsberry
Tony Zartman
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 funds Natural Resource Conservation Service and are now under the Ohio Department of Agriculture-Division of Soil & 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.


Soil & Water Conservation Districts provide the following services:

Technical assistance (design, promote, facilitate)

Equipment Rental

Education (all ages and occupations)

Local eyes and ears and “boots on the ground”



2018 Paulding SWCD Annual Banquet



Be sure to Save the Date for our 2018 Annual Banquet and Election on November 15th at the Extension Hall  on the Paulding County Fairgrounds. Entertainment for the evening will be "The Music Man" from Grover Hill!








Vacancy Announcement: WLEB Nutrient Specialist

 Position: Full time grant-funded position, subject to a 90 day probationary period. The position will be under the administrative supervision of the Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors and the day to day supervision of the District Administrator.


Location: Western Lake Erie Basin Multi-County Nutrient Management Technician -


Serving Williams, Defiance and Paulding Soil & Water Conservation Districts (Plus additional assistance to surrounding districts as directed by Ohio Department of Agriculture Specialist)


Duties / Requirements: The position will include working with producers, developing, preparing and writing Comprehensive Manure Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs), promoting awareness of Ohio Senate Bill, surveying, field work, laying-out practices, construction checks, design, conservation planning, NRCS Customer Service Toolkit, and participation in the Technician Development Program with ODA-DSWC. The candidate will also receive direction from the District’s Technical Staff in addition to other duties as assigned.


This position is funded under a State Grant Program for the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) through 2020, with possible further extensions.


Applicants should have a background in natural resource management, conservation practices, knowledge, and experience or training in resource management and conservation practices, environmental science and agriculture with a minimum of an Associate’s Degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Check our "Job Opportunities" page for complete description and application! 


 Paulding SWCD Spotlight on Conservation Newsletter

Would you like to know the latest happenings at your Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District? Check out the latest issue of our newsletter "Spotlight on Conservation"! If you would like to be added to our email list, call the office at 419-399-4771 or email!









A PDF Version of the 2018-2019 Paulding SWCD Education Programming Booklet is now avaialble! This is where you will find a detailed description of each program offered. There is a version for Elementary (Grades PreK-5th) and Junior High/High School (Grades 6-12).


2018-2019 Education Programming Booklet (Grades Pre-K through 5th)


2018-2019 Education Programming Booklet (GRADES 6-12) -COMING SEPT 1st! 


Paulding SWCD & Paulding Schools partner for Tree Planting Project!

    The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District is proud to partner with Paulding Exempted Village Schools on a multi-year tree planting and landscaping project at the Paulding School campus! We were approached by Paulding Elementary Principal Greg Puthoff about planting a windbreak for their playground and the project blossomed from there to include trees all around the school grounds. Trees will not only help to serve as a windbreak but to help beautify the school grounds and provide students with a cool, inviting place to find some shade during their time outdoors! As part of this project, wildflower plots will also be placed in spots too narrow for trees, in an attempt to provide habitat and shelter for our ever-important pollinators!

      Trees are currently being cared for by students in the Greenhouse Management Class and Agricultural Education Teacher Staci Miller in the Paulding High School Agricultural Education program at the school greenhouse. Once the tree seedlings grow, the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District staff, Paulding FFA students, and students from Paulding Schools will place the tree seedlings for the first year around the school according to the project layout. Plans are to work our way around the Paulding campus in future years in an effort to promote and educate students on the importance of trees, the services they provide, and the importance of environmental conservation. Stay tuned as there are many more great things to come!


 Photo: (Front row L-R): Parker Wulf, Kendyl Sunday, Brynlee Mangette, and Luciana Martinez (Back L-R): Principal Greg Puthoff, Donnique Carter-Dickey, Hailey Harris, Patrick Troyer (Paulding SWCD).


Native Grass Plantings coming to Black Swamp Nature Center & Children's Home!

If you regularly visit the Black Swamp Nature Center, you may notice a few changes taking place this year to this treasured site. Fear not, we are in the process of making the nature center an even more beautiful place for moth humans and wildlife! The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District has received approval from the Paulding County Commissioners to establish native grass plantings at the Black Swamp Nature Center and the Jacob Eaton Children's Home.
These plantings will include a variety of native annual and perennial species designed to add to the beauty of these areas and to provide much needed habitat for our ever important pollinators and wildlife/ This will be a three year project, so stay tuned for further developments and surely let us know if you have any questions! 

2017 Paulding SWCD Year in Review
2017 was quite a busy and productive year for the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District. We experienced a great year in the areas of Conservation Education, Manure Management, Technical Assistance, and Ditch Maintenance. Check out the link below to see our accomplishments for 2017!



        Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors



The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors which are Paulding County residents who own land in the county. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 AM at the Paulding SWCD Offices. It is their duty as elected public officials to conduct business of the Paulding SWCD and all bills which may be presented for approval. Supervisors are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Paulding SWCD held in November each year. Pictured (Left to Right): Brian Ruble, Gary Derck, Joe Barker, Matt Stoller, and Bryce Mills.  




Paulding SWCD Board Meetings

September 12, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 14, 2018
November 15, 2018 (ANNUAL MTG)
December 12, 2018

Meetings are subject to change.
Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the
Paulding SWCD Office (unless otherwise noted)
900 Fairground Drive Suite B, Paulding, Ohio




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